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Vietnam War Scrap Metal Turned Into Spoons in Laos.

Vietnam War Scrap Metal Turned Into Spoons in Laos.

4 days ago
Above Photo: A Super Sabre aircraft fires a salvo of rockets during the Vietnam War (USAF).  Lao PDR is the most heavily bombed country, per capita, in history. According to UXO Lao, over 2 million tons of ordnance was dropped on the country between 1964 and 1973 in nearly 600,000 bombing missions, and it is believed that up to 30% of all ordnance dropped on ... Read More
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Spotted: Something Fishy in Laos.

Spotted: Something Fishy in Laos.

1 month ago
Above Photo: Mud Fishing in the rice fields of Savannahket Province, Laos. I was intrigued to come across this unusual scene in Savannakhet recently, as I traversed Laos on another research trip. Muddy Hell…A fish goes into the bucket. The locals were pumping water out of a muddy drainage channel into a field, so they could catch small fish that ... Read More
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Mysterious Animist Tree Worship Symbols (or a sophisticated attempt to find Lottery Numbers?) in Sepon, Laos.

Mysterious Animist Tree Worship Symbols (or a sophisticated attempt to find Lottery Numbers?) in Sepon, Laos.

2 weeks ago
Above Photo: Animist symbols around an old tree in Laos. When I was in Sepon (old Tchepone), I was intrigued to come across some unusual structures made of small earth mounds, string, wicker, candles, fragments of cloth, pieces of paper, talcum powder, twigs and small saplings. A different view of this structure, made of small rolled balls of earth, twigs, string, talcum powder ... Read More
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John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road.

John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road.

4 years ago
Liverpool from Wapping (1875)  I’m a massive fan of John Atkinson Grimshaw’s art. For many years I have seen his paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road (shown above and below) in books, articles and even pubs all over the UK. I’ve always thought they were magnificent examples of Victorian urban art, and they came across my path again recently when I ... Read More
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North Vietnamese Caves On The Plain Of Jars, from Laos’ Secret War.

North Vietnamese Caves On The Plain Of Jars, from Laos’ Secret War.

1 week ago
Above Photo: A view over the Plain of Jars from the track leading to Phou Kheng Mountain. The South Vietnamese Army on the Plain of Jars in 1970, ready to assault Phou Keng mountain in the distance, then held by the North Vietnamese Army. (© unknown) I picked the worst time of the day to visit a recently-opened war site ... Read More
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