At the silver workshop | Inle Lake, Myanmar
Shwenandaw Kyaung (“Golden Palace Monastery”) is a Buddhist monastery in Mandalay, Myanmar. It was built in 1880, features a typical Burmese style and is made entirely of teak wood. Ceilings, pillars, doors, and walls (inside and outside) are adorned with hundreds of carvings of Buddhist myths. The interior is still lightly covered with gold, however, only hinting at the grandeur of former times, when the building was “heavily gilt and adorned with […] mosaic glass work” (source).
I also took my photo "Creaking teak wood" here.
Good morning, dear friends and followers. I’d just like to say a quick but heart-felt thank you for the recent reblogs (Gray Card 1 2 3, Biutifulpics, Lensblr, Photographers of Colour) and all the likes! And welcome to all new followers! It’s nice to see that some of these photos reach and are appreciated by so many people. Have a nice Sunday!
Mount Popa is an inactive volcano in central Myanmar that is best known as a Buddhist pilgrimage site. In its direct proximity, the volcanic plug Taung Kalat features a Buddhist monastery at the top. It is inhabited by hundreds of Macaque monkeys that linger on the 777 steps leading to the top. The monkeys spend their days observing visitors, and occasionally aggressively stealing everything that’s not firmly attached to its owner. In this case, a monk is (unsuccessfully) trying to persuade the thief to return his prayer beads.
Part of my series Animals of Myanmar (6): The Thief | Mt. Popa, Myanmar
Good morning and thank you, Gray Card, for the second reblog within just a few days! I really appreciate this and, almost needless to say, the great work you do on your blog in general.