Wednesday, January 21, 2009

ABC Wednesday: Another Round starting with A's

I travel a lot by plane to Xieng Khouang. So these two pictures illustrate 'airborne':


When the wheels descend, that means that we're getting close to landing.

View of rice fields, Sept 2008:


I'm always amazed by the way Lao people drive. When I see accidents like this, I wonder how they managed to collide. Did the driver of the truck turn in front of the motorcyclist? And if so, how did the back of the motorcycle end up stuck on the back fender of the truck? No one seemed to be seriously injured - I saw a group of people at the street corner, one of them with his motorcycle helmet under his arm, arguing and making big arm motions. I hoped the police got there on time.


This was taken behind a Chinese shopping center. Both Lao kids and the children of Chinese vendors in the shopping center seem to have a good time.


This Round #4 of ABC Wednesday. This round I intend to get all the way through to Z. I think I stopped around H last time around.


Life with Kaishon said...

That aqua park looks SO fun! Kaishon would LOVE it!

Carolina said...

Yep, the accident puzzles me too. Great picture. The ones from the air made me feel a bit dizzy. Not good with heights ;-)
First time I 'played' ABC wednesday, hope to reach the Z too.

Reader Wil said...

When i was in Egypt we saw the same situations more often than not. The drivers didn't need to have a driving licence.

Babooshka said...

Very dramtic images especially the first one for the letter.

D Herrod said...

Well done. Good luck on making it through to Z.

photowannabe said...

Interesting post. I love the first shot looking down at the wheel of the airplane.
Hope you make it through the alphabet this time too. Its a challenge but lots of fun.

Grace and Bradley said...

The rice field looks so pretty. The wheel of an airplane in the air! it is a rare view. How did you manage to photograph it?

Rinkly Rimes said...

How did you manage to photograph the wheels!

ChrissyM said...

That Aqua park looks like a lot of fun!! Accidents puzzle me to a lot of times. Awesome air photos!!

Thank you for sharing from the ABC Wednesday team.

Tumblewords: said...

Great shots!!