Travel to Laos: Mekongside: Ban Thanoun
This village lies on the right bank of the river, downstream from Pak Beng.
Walking circumspectly around the cluster of houses whose barren site contrasts with the surrounding forest.
Not quite deserted: women and children walk by.
Barnyard and crude fencing.
Chanting could be heard coming from inside this house.
Inside the hut, children sit and watch a shaman attempt a cure.
The chanter was the man standing with his back to the room.
Over in another corner, a pannier filled with corn--an American domesticate of course but one that's found its way here.
Pounding kernals to meal.
In the midst of "underdevelopment," a virtuosic display of roofing technique.
Detail of lashings.
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