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Offline Bergwind

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Laos Lighthouses ?
« on: January 28, 2015, 12:39:55 PM »
I have been in Laos last days, Luang Prabang. It is really a lovely french town, World Cultural Heritage. During the French Protectorate of Laos (1893–1953) the French  have buildt a lot of Daymarks in the Mekong River to prevent the ships from sandbanks! The aim was to achieve a shipping from China to the Mekong Delta ! It never worked!
I have made some pictures. On the larger view you can see the next daymark in the upper right corner! I believe, that these daymarks helps the ships today too! They never have been lighted! I could not find more about these daymarks in the internet! :D

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Re: Laos Lighthouses ?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2015, 02:18:01 PM »
Reloading pictures!

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Re: Laos Lighthouses ?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2015, 10:03:54 PM »
Interesting place!
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Dmitry