Photos and Blog by Shannon Turkewitz

Posts tagged “Burma

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Thai Tiaras

Thai Tiaras

The graceful movements of Thai dancers entertain the Siamese royal court and night-market tourists. A fabulous addition to the elegance and precision of the performers are specialized costumes. Depending on the dance, performers might wear six-inch-long brass nails or specialized decorative headdresses.


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Summer Nuns

Summer Nuns

These novice nuns in Burma are on their way to a morning bath. Many Burmese families send their daughters for a religious education in the warm summer months. The “Thilashins” live together in compounds near wats. Numbers of resident nuns can double in summertime.


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Watermelon Seller

Watermelon Seller

In Bagan, Burma, it is easy to take a beautiful photo, but difficult to take a unique one. At the Shwezigon Pagoda, this watermelon seller walked by at just the right time.