Priscilla Kibbee

I love to travel all over the globe shopping for textiles to add to my wearable art. I have taught quilting to school children in Nepal, seminole patchwork to seamstresses in Thailand, and jackets and embellishment to quilters in Turkey where I also served as a judge at 2 of their International Quilt Shows. I have created garments for 5 Fairfield and Bernina Fashion Shows and teach classes on embellishment and wearable art. Lately I have been leaning more toward making art quilts.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Riding on the "Death Railway"

After the Tiger Temple and their caring monks it was time to head a bit north and ride on a remaining stretch of the "Death Railway"

Much of the track was torn up after WW II because of conflict with Burma and the fact that it was economically unjustified. The remaining section serves a local population. A typical small Thai house by the tracks.

The cars have hard seats but most people only ride for a few stations. The pictures on the wall are of the railroad being built by Prisonors of War and local "slave" labor.


We boarded the train at Wangpho. Its the closest station to the famous Trestle.



The train station is much as it was during WWII except for perhaps a new coat of paint.




A boxcar of the type prisonors rode in.





The peaceful Kwai River.






Photos of the Bridge and Trestle construction during the war on the train. The white spots are from my flash.




































The famous Trestle.











Resort on the river by the Trestle.












So many tourists lean out the window taking photos its a wonder that the train stays on the track.














Another resort. Many of these facilities have rooms right on the water.






























And yet another resort.

















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Blogger polar325 said...

With regards to the notorious tige r temple in kanchanaburi - thailand - following complaints from tourists and volunteers about tigers being mistreated there, care for the wild international (CWI) undertook an intensive two year investigation. The resulting CWI report reveals illegal wildlife trade, animal cruelty, false conservation claims and visitor safety risks at the temple. You can find the full report at:

www.careforthewild.com

October 24, 2008 at 11:18 AM  

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