Uploaded 15-Dec-06
Taken 27-Sep-03
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Portrait of an old man, Ban Bouam Phieng

Ban Bouam Phieng lies at the crossroads, where the side road to Luang Namtha meets with the new main road from China to Thailand. The people are Lao Bit, a very small sub group.  This gentleman is called Mr Sand, and was born in 1915, which made him 88 when I took this portrait. When his grandson visited my house in Vientiane recently, he recognised his grandfather, and confirmed the man is still alive at age 92 now.
f/2.4 @ 48.5 mm, 1/80, ISO 100, No Flash