Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Shutters of Luang Prabang

The town of Luang Prabang had been sacked and burned mostly to the ground in the nineteenth century. At this time it was offered to the king of Laos for the country to become a French protectorate. With the French ruling Vietnam and Cambodia it seemed a wise move for the king to accept the offer. This did herald the arrival and interpretation of European architectural styles in Laos. Walking around town it was fun to note one architectural aspect of the buildings.