Friday, March 07, 2008

Friday Sky Watch!



balloon, originally uploaded by c_p_lew.

The latest business along the Mekong - you can go up in the balloon if you pay 20 USD for 5 minutes. Although a lot of people were staring, no one was taking advantage of this deal!




Temple roof against sky, originally uploaded by c_p_lew.

Sunset highlighting the roof of the local Buddhist Temple.


view from office window, originally uploaded by c_p_lew.

When I'm in Vientiane, this is what I see from the window of my office. If I get stuck for words while writing something, I can always look on the temple and gather some inspiration.

These skies are are part of Skywatch Friday , which this week is hosted on Welcome to Wiggers World

21 comments:

byrningbunny said...

What? Nobody is rushing to take advantage of the $20 deal?!! lol

Both lovely pics, but I especially loved the temple sky.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Two very nice captures for Sky Watch... were you not tempted with the balloon? I would not have been as hights and me are like oil and water.. they don't mix.

Tom

Anne-Berit said...

Beautiful pictures,love the warm color on the sky:o)

quintarantino said...

Well, for that price I'm not quite sure I would take advantage of that bargain! :)

Amazing photos with good and strong light and colors.

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for transporting me to your beautiful world. I can't imagine paying $20 for hot air. There's so much for free!

Angie said...

Hi,
Your pictures are lovely.I think I could have been tempted to go up in that balloon if it wasn't for the price!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

WOW, these shots are amazing!! Beautiful!

T.R. said...

I love coming to your side of the world - its so beautiful especially your skywatch today. Thanks!!!

Deslilas said...

Fine set of sky pics !
20 bucks could be a lot of money for many people.

Daniel J Santos said...

fantastic sky color, excellent post with beautiful images.

Daryl E said...

Really nice ..

Lilli & Nevada said...

Lovely photos,love the first one and i wouldn't take advantage either but i don't like to fly

Carole said...

$20 for 5 minutes? Ha! I hope they have another means for making money. Very pretty pictures, though. The temple is espcially lovely.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wonderful photos!!! Love photo nr 2:)

gmj said...

I love the first photo, scary as it sounds. The sky is wonderful.

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

The sky of each one!

Beautiful!

Santilli

Petunia said...

Nice!

Misty Dawn said...

Fabulous post!!! I would LOVE to go up in a hot air balloon, but I wouldn't pay that for only five minutes. I love the photo you got though!

Annie said...

These buildings give such nice relief lines for sky-watching. And the big balloon, too, though I most enjoy seeing the rooflines.

Yolanda said...

I loved all of these shots. They are very good.

chanpheng said...

@gymingbunny - I'm sure that someone will ride the balloon once they see that it's not going to crash.

@old_wom_tigley - I can't stand heights either. I'm not interested.

@anne-berit - the sky is always kinda hazy at this time of the year, clearing up just after a rain storm (which are infrequent from November to May)

@quintarantino - thanks for your comments

@sandy carlson - I enjoy the view from the ground just fine, thank you!

And thank you everyone else for your comments! The list is too long to thank everyone personally!