Lao Temples

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Lao Temples

Postby adosa » Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:21 pm

Photos from my visit to Laos in January 2009. If anyone wants a pic for an avatar, etc. help yourself. Hope you like.


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Sorry, it seems I'm only able to upload one at a time.
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Postby adosa » Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:42 pm

And finally!!
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Re: Lao Temples

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:58 pm

Thanks for posting those photos. Beautiful. I love that architecture, with the layered roofs.

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Postby adosa » Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:26 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:Thanks for posting those photos. Beautiful. I love that architecture, with the layered roofs.



You're welcome Dr. Thank you for this wonderful site!!

Yes, the architecture is actually quite mind-blowing in their intricacy and detail especially when considered against the backdrop that many of these temples are approaching 700 years old as I recall. The love and dedication to the completion and preservation of these structures, and to the Dhamma itself, is inspiring. Can you imagine what it took to build them without power tools? The very low sweeping roof lines are from the northern Thai Lanna influence.


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Re: Lao Temples

Postby Gillian » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:59 am

Thank you for these photos. Some I recognise from my own travels; others I didn't see. :buddha1:

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Postby tiltbillings » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:27 am

Dharma River is a lovely 81 min excursion through parts of Thailand, Burma, and Laos. The commentary is at times inane, but the photography is quite good. What I found of real interest was the Laotian stuff. So very little of Laotian art and architecture is available in the West. As with the above photos (thank you for those), we can see a richness that is different enough from both the Thai and Burmese styles.
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People live in one another’s shelter.

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"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Postby SDC » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:08 pm

Great pics. Thanks for posting!

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Re: Lao Temples

Postby Tex » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:44 pm

Very cool, thanks for sharing.
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