Buddhism, Community

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 2, 2011 Random Photos

This year’s visit to the temple has been a lot of fun for us, I did more videos than photography. Some of my photos were blurry like the image below, having to switch back and forth from video to photo taking was a pain since I only have one camera. The videos and photos were taken with my Canon T2i and the EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom lens.  And only a few photos were taken with my EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra-Wide Zoom lens.I don’t have a steady hand and used a Monopod when shooting videos, it works perfect for crowded area.

I like the sharpness of this image below, and wish she had looked up.  I kept coming back to the image, perhaps there is something there that keeps drawing me back to it.

I didn’t have enough time in the morning to spend by the pond, the light is prettiest in the evening but all the lilies were closed by then.

The Buddha Garden was well maintained this year in comparison to last year.

The animal signs.

I met a lady and her family that flew all the way from California to visit their deceased father.  This is a resting place for many passed loved ones.

And a meditation place for monks and Buddhists.

Thanks for reading all my Wat Lao Buddhavong posts. This is my last post, and you’re probably thinking “it’s about time!”  I know, till next year. 🙂

Community, Fashion, Lao Music

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 2, 2011 Concert Morlum Noy and Lao Fashion Show

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Click here to view this video on YouTube

It’s not easy shooting a video when people keep blocking the stage, I did the best I could and hope you will enjoy.

I gave up my seat to my sister to get a better shot of the fashion show near the stage, and only to discover that the background was too busy.

Community, Lao Music

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 2, 2011 Concert Forn Lao Pan

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Vannasone Keodara passing a microphone to the next generation of Lao-American announcer, she is adorable and funny.  The crowd loved her.

Forn Lao Pan is a Lao classical dance. The dancers are adorable, you have to watch the video to see their moves.