Ban on smoking in public outdoor places reached Laos.
I come to a conclusion that the most spectacular doors in my area ( South East Asia ) were made by Chinese and Javanese carpenters. The doors have a symbolic meaning in many cultural circles.
Probably you know or recall a large entrance doors at catholic churches where a brass handle was always installed very high. Opening such massive doors required strength. A man walking through that door must have felt as a miserable little man.
The old doors in merchants’ houses on the island of Penang have a different function. At a time when there were no limousines, rich decorated doors were a witness on wealth and prosperity.
Famous Khao San in Banglamphu area is short street with overpriced backpacker hotels. The shopping is much more interesting than a stay overnight there.
The beginnings tend to be difficult. You sell one fruit, then two fruits. One day you will get a capital for 10 fruits. So, maybe a bank loan ? A mission impossible ?
Greetings to Arundhati Roy 🙂
One of the gates leading to Old Quarter in Hanoi. There is still a lot of charm in the old town. Fidel from Havana should ask the comrades in Hanoi for an advise how to prevent decay.
I bet the brick wall is original, isn’t it ?
Ayutthaya was the capital city of Siam for over 400 years. Historians estimated that the city’s population reached 1,000,000 inhabitants in the early 18th century. Today Ayutthaya is one of typical, provincial towns with the population below one hundred thousand. The ruins of old city destroyed by the Burmese army are located near the main street.
Cotton stuff directly from the street in Assam’s capital city. The women selling cloths are persistent and indefatigable. They work from dawn till dusk, or longer.