Snaps from the Shwedagon Pagoda

The little monks sit completely still. People walk past, move, but the little monks are like little red-clad statues, immovable. I take some pictures of them, long shutter, it’s starting to get dark. Other people looks like ghosts, blurry streaks of color, see-through, but the monks are sharp, and they look exactly the same in all, they haven’t moved an inch.

We are at the Shwedagon Paya, the Great Dagon Pagoda, the Golden Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese. 99 meters of gold in the middle of Yangon.

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