The QIAOSHI's Military Barriers or Hesco Bastions is a modern gabion used for flood control and military fortification. It is made of a collapsible wire mesh container and heavy duty fabric liner, and used as a temporary to semi-permanent dike or barrier against blast or small-arms. One of the less heralded life- and labor-saving devices of war,Don Mueang airport dry-hesco bastion, it is used on nearly every United States Military base in Iraq as well as on NATO bases in Afghanistan.
HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will be contributing some pictures she took while touring flooded areas. Photographs chosen for the exhibition will also be displayed online (visit www.bigcamera.co.th/Water+Empathy2011).
Military Barriers/Hesco Bastions
Last week, the Ministry of Culture issued an open invitation to members of the public to submit personal photos taken of the floods for possible display at an exhibition to be staged from December 8 to 30 on the 9th floor of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), and from December 11 to 15 at the Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Tourism Complex in the Old City Hall in Ayutthaya.
A photo of the flooded Wat Chaiwattanaram taken by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
Entitled Water+Empathy 2011, the show is being organised in tandem with the Royal Photographic Society of Thailand, the BACC, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Its aim is three-fold: to amass a pictorial record of the national disaster; to highlight the indomitable spirit of Thai people as they coped with the floods and extended a helping hand to others who needed it; and to raise funds to allow the Fine Arts Department to restore sites of historic significance which have been inundated.
A host of photographers, both professional and amateur, captured the mayhem caused in various parts of the country by the ongoing floods,Flood death toll rises to 666-hesco bastion, the most destructive in living memory. While some of these images have already been widely circulated online and in the media,镀锌钢格板, many remarkable shots may have yet to be uploaded or developed.
Appeal launched for flood pics
- Published: 30/11/2011 at 12:00 AM
- Newspaper section: Life