Photographer's Note

Being from Laos, perhaps it will never be fair for me to have an opinion, because I will mostly find it charming. It brings back my childhood memories and the nostalgic feeling.

We were walking along the river bank to enjoy the sunset. We came to the end of the town where the Nam Khan River merging into the Mekong. There was a shakey little bamboo bridge, built by the locals. We have to pay about a couple of dollars to cross it. We weren’t too sure if it is worth to cross it, since we didn’t know what was on the other side. I decided to go ahead and pay to support the local and it was worth every bit, soon after we crossed this shaky bridge, the line of monks came down from the temple and started to cross the bridge. Here I can truly say, even if I’m not from here, I was charmed by the whole scene playing out in front of me. Sometimes I wish that I could just stand there and not having to keep clicking on the camera to record the moment. I did for a few shots and just stood there in silence and truly be charmed and soaking in the atmosphere.

The reasons they have to charge some fee for crossing the river is that every years in the rainy season, the bridge will get destroyed and maybe flush away by the current. They have to rebuild the bridge. I guess it is fair to pay for a small fee.

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