Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Janging out with the Junta

This Laura's first "failed state" visit, to Myanmar (Burma). Along with Utah and Long Island, this falls into the category of "Places I may not have seen if work hadn't sent me". Anyway, this is the Shwedagon Pagoda, where all things glitter.This is the hundred meter stupa, surrounded by all kinds of Buddhas. Below, some examples sporting the latest fashions.This is the shiniest Buddha.This picture shows some of Buddha's lesser known deity friends, who provide support.Families, couples, everyone hangs out here.This child demonstrates the proper praying position.
These people sport the recommended outfit.
So, next time you're in Yangon, don't miss the Shwedagon.