Travel to Laos: Viangchan (Vientiane)
Pictures from a walk at dawn around the Nam Phu Fountain.
A colonial covered market, Nam Phu is now a traffic circle around a fountain.
The old governor's palace, now the museum, is equally uninteresting.
Nearby, however, there's a wealth of colonial houses.
Such houses are very different from the colonial houses of British India, which had a flat roof and which usually presented a massive facade.
Many of the houses lie on very quiet side streets.
Some are in poor shape.
Unkempt and shuttered.
Nearby, a commercial street, Samsenthai, gets ready for the morning rush.
A few minutes later.
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