Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A visit to Laos - Part 2 Architecture

...and a little stitching. :)

I have taken so many photos its difficult to choose just a few. So here are lots of photos and not many words!

The first few are from That Luang, a buddhist stupa near the centre of Vientiane.

In the grounds of the stupa are many other buildings.

Another huge building is Patuxay, or Victory Gate of Vientiane. It resembles the Arc de Triomphe in Paris....

..not a particularly beautiful building from the outside, but look what is inside!!!

Following are a few more photos from several other temples. I found the colours, the sights, the designs all over whelming!!

There will be more about nagas, below, in another post.

 That Dam (black stupa) is another very old stupa near where we stayed.

If you have read this far, just a couple of stitching photos.

Stitching on the plane!

I took the centre block of the Chester Criswell quilt to applique while we were away. I did manage to do a little and finished after we got home. Photos coming soon!

I have been busy stitching down the binding on Sarah Morrell. The last stitch was made last night!!! Woohoo!!!

Hopefully I can get photos of the whole quilt taken today.

Today its a beautiful, Spring day here in Melbourne. I'm off to enjoy the sunshine. I hope the sun is shining for you today too!


  1. Feel like I have just been sightseeing - thanks, Miriam. What magnificent buildings. You will find it hard to come down to the daily grind now - though stitching time will be nice!

  2. Amazing, inspiring, rich with color and history and tradition. What an amazing place to visit.

  3. wow, incredible buildings, so decorative