hwinpp (Henning Wessel) Sept 23, 2012 22:18:00 GMT
Post by Kimby on Sept 23, 2012 22:18:00 GMT
Kerouac already did, on the Khmer440 site, and I am taking the liberty of reposting his links here:
Henning's photo reports
by kerouac2 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:58 am
I don't know if Henning ever mentioned our little message board "Any Port in a Storm." It is one of the several dissident boards that sprang up after the TT debacle a few years ago. Anyway, I had spotted him already on TT and also on TofA and I pretty much went (as I call it) whoring after him because wanted some members from more exotic places. And he came to our board and he stayed until he got sick. During all of those years, he was one of our most faithful members and took his camera everywhere to make reports for us -- weddings, road trips, his work junkets in Indonesia and Vietnam and elsewhere. He was just so incredibly generous with his time. Now that I am seeing how active he was on other boards, I just can't believe that he bothered with us.
I went to Bangkok for a few days a couple of years ago and only mentioned it when I returned to Paris. He nearly got angry with me because I hadn't told him that I would be there. Clearly he would have come to Bangkok just to meet me if I had mentioned my trip.
Anyway, for those of you who would like to see the kind of reports he made, here are a couple of them:
his flood relief report
a wedding for one of his colleagues
his local market
You can find dozens more on the Cambodia branch, which he kept going almost single-handedly:
An on top of that, he was obviously a regular contributor to our food boards.
I cannot imagine a more generous person on the internet. I am fully willing to travel to Phnom Penh next year if outsiders are permitted to attend the scattering of his ashes.
Sep 18, 2012 1:56 PM
Here is Henning's photo tale of the culinary delights that he shared with his mother in Indonesia last spring:
Sep 20, 2012 10:23 AM
Here is a photo of Henning, second from the right.
And here is the full report he made of the wedding:
The best tribute to him is to collect his words and photos (or at least the links to them) in one place where they can easily be accessed and enjoyed over and over again.