All photos in this post by K-san.
Title of this post comes from this.
Struck by the silence & emptiness of the southern end of Lane Xang Ave, a major road within the city centre, & the widest road the cat had seen in Laos...we could stand in the middle of the lanes to take photos.
Patuxay in the distance:
Can't imagine the stretch of Orchard Road outside the Istana in Singapore or Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris being this quiet when not closed off by traffic police.
The hor trai (scripture library) of Wat Sisaket, Vientiane's oldest surviving temple:
Survived both the destruction of Vientiane by the Siamese, & a project to widen the road:
Further north along Lane Xang Ave:
By 2009 things would be a lot busier.
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