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Unexploded Ordnance: The Deadly Menace of UXO in Laos.

Unexploded Ordnance: The Deadly Menace of UXO in Laos.

2 weeks ago
For a modern-day take on the Vietnam War, Adventure Backpackers and the perils of trekking into the War-ravaged jungles of Asia, see: http://peteralanlloyd.com/back-part-2/backpackers-meet-the-vietnam-war-back-screenplay-finally-finished/ The below is an outstanding collection of Associated Press photos, containing some very poignant images of the legacy of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) and the bombing of Laos, both of which are relevant to the plot of my Vietnam War/modern-day ... Read More
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An American Hippie Visits Opium Dens in Vientiane, Laos, At The End Of the Vietnam War.

An American Hippie Visits Opium Dens in Vientiane, Laos, At The End Of the Vietnam War.

3 weeks ago
 Above Photo: A Laotian settling in to take opium in 1969 (© Terry Wofford, uwdc.library.wisc.edu) Laos, Vientiane and drugs are all relevant to the plot of my novel BACK, although in a twenty-first century, backpacking context. The below are recollections of Ken Liss, a native San Franciscan and former third world budget traveler who spent a month living in Vientiane, ... Read More
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A Massive Drugs Bust in The Laos-Vietnamese Jungle.

A Massive Drugs Bust in The Laos-Vietnamese Jungle.

4 weeks ago
Above Photo: Opium Poppy yields up its resin. A Joint Vietnamese/Laotian operation recently raided villages in Vietnam’s north-western Dien Bien province and in Laos’ Phongsaly province, seizing heroin, weapons and assets worth over US$1.2 million; a massive amount in these poor border areas. 34 cakes of heroin, heroin powder, additives used in heroin processing, five guns, more than 1,000 rounds ... 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.

6 months 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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Crosby Street, New York – Fashion Photo Success and a Big FAIL…

Crosby Street, New York – Fashion Photo Success and a Big FAIL…

3 days ago
Above Photo: Wall Art and Graffiti on Crosby Street, New York. (For a modern-day take on the Vietnam War see: http://peteralanlloyd.com/back-part-2/backpackers-meet-the-vietnam-war-back-screenplay-finally-finished/) Having set the student characters of my Vietnam War/modern-day backpacker novel, BACK, in an apartment on Crosby Street, New York, I’ve taken quite a shine to the place, and I recently enjoyed coming across the below fashion photo of a woman looking ... Read More
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