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Burma 2018 - some photographs

Antonio Correia

Well-known member
When I travel I never tag the photos and I am so lazy that I hardly remember all the places we have been to. Shame on me.
However, in my next travel I think I will be able to geotag all photographs using the phone and the camera. Then I will be (will I ?) be able to make a route of the way and tag photos all along.
In this tread I will try to post one or more photos everyday. Will I be able to do so ?
Let me try. Thank you for viewing and commenting if you wish, as usual.

 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Antonio,

I am so ignorant about Buddhism. I associate it with great wisdom and humming chants and wheels and colored flags
for prayers, incense and the sound of gongs!

In the Denver area are descendants of ‘60’s hippies, often Jewish who are devotees of Buddhism and it’s Dalai Lama as emissaries of worldwide peace.

Deer wandering to the edges of gardens in Boulder Colarado there, are safe from hunters, as neither the Jews nor the Buddhists would harm them

All this concept of “Buddhism = Flower Power, incense and Peace”, was shattered when the massacres and rapes of the Rohinga became the news! This reality jolt made me realize that all humans are flawed and still just as wonderful and and so questionably civilized!


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But I do still love what came to the USA as these are the greatest folk one could meet. You picture brings back the beauty! Thanks I needed a brain reset! It’s just that nothing is that simple.

The gold idols are beautiful art!

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Looking at these magnificent scenes, it’s hard to create for oneself a scale. I wonder whether I am looking at brilliantly carved miniatures or towering monuments. But always piety and gold!

Aren’t they worried about robbers?

....or is the “gold” just a lacquer and not real?

Asher
 

Antonio Correia

Well-known member
Robbers, Asher ?
Burma is currently a dictatorship like so many other countries of the World.
They moved the political capital to a new town with obviously, restricted access...
How could people steal the gold ? Perhaps they do sometimes. But the punishment is for sure, something serious.
The gold is placed by hand, in very thin leaves.
When we visited this country some 15 years ago, it was wilder and nicer. Now, there are too many people all over.



 
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