The woman with the umbrella was crossing the road in front of Sule Pagoda

Woman crossing street with umbrella in front of Sule Pagoda
Shot in the city of Yangon, Myanmar
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The Sule Pagoda, also a major tourist attraction in Yangon, is interestingly built on an island in the middle of the roundabout. The structure is such that visitors have to cross a large road to enter the temple grounds, no matter where they come from.

I got the feeling that such a structure is intended to isolate the sacred Buddhist temple from the secular world. But what is the reality? The foundation of the Sule Pagoda has been taken over by secular shops. If you're trying to isolate it, it's probably a bit inadequate. As a result, the precincts of the Suley Pagoda are above the mundane shops. In other words, the heavenly realm is above the ordinary shops. There may be a heavenly realm above my mundane head, but I don't know it.

I stood at the edge of the roundabout, looking at the Sule Pagoda. After a while, a woman appeared in my field of vision. The woman was holding a parasol to protect herself from the strong sun. Then she began to cross the road at the moment when the traffic was cut off. Beyond the woman, a golden stupa rose silently in the pouring sun.

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Nov 2018 IN THE CITY MYANMAR

PHOTO DATA

No

10813

Shooting Date

Sep 2018

Posted On

November 30, 2018

Modified On

January 25, 2024

Place

Yangon, Myanmar

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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