Myanmar – Playing in the Light at Shwezigon Pagoda

Bagan, Myanmar.  The ancient capital of the Kingdom of Pagan.  From the 11th to the 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were built.  2,200 remain today.  One of these temples, Shwezigon Pagoda, was where we spent an afternoon playing in the light with a couple of young novice monks from the monastery on the temple grounds.

Our goal was to photograph the novices running through a corridor, robes flying behind them.  Only I was more intrigued by the light and movement as they, bored by waiting for us, innocently played together, adjusting their robes, pulling them around themselves – almost as if they were dancing in the light.

And then the running began . . . . .

I think they had as much fun as we did.

This is the first of what will likely be several posts about Myanmar from my trip earlier this year.  This country holds a very special place in my heart – I think you will see why over the coming weeks.

Ta ta, Lisa

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4 Responses to Myanmar – Playing in the Light at Shwezigon Pagoda

  1. rutialon says:

    Lisa, beautiful images. Great play with light. One can see that both parties had much fun.

  2. Really enjoyed seeing these. Can’t wait to see more! Patrice

  3. Thank you Ruti and Patrice for the compliment and the support!

  4. Nath says:

    Thanks Lisa for these photographs, they are beautiful and remind me how magical Burma is and how much I miss it. Good job !

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