Scale

scale

scale (skāl) noun
an instrument for weighing. Scales were originally simple balances ( pairs of scales ) but are now usually devices with an internal weighing mechanism housed under a platform on which the thing to be weighed is placed, with a gauge or electronic display showing the weight.

In response to WP photo challenge: Scale

CYW: Pink Sherbet

orchid

Little novice nuns from Myanmar with robes of feminine color.  Parents of young ordain their young daughters into monastery so they can have proper Buddhist education and safety the temple can offer.  This is more common in Myanmar than in Thailand.

In response to Color Your World: Pink Sherbet.

Good Morning Mandalay

 

good morning mandalay

The marvelous white stupas of Sandamuni Paya at the foothills of Mandalay as well as the sprawling city of Mandalay as the background.  There is about 1,700 of the white stupas that surround the golden pagoda.

In response to 52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 10: Morning.

Thursday Doors- 8 Sept

 

atumashi-monastery

 

Atumashi Monastery (Maha Atulawaiyan Kyaungdawgyi), was originally built in 1857 by King Mindon, who had founded his new capital of Upper Burma at Mandalay just a few years earlier in 1855. It was considered one of Southeast Asia’s most magnificent buildings. The building and its entire contents burned down in 1890.  For years the monastery lay in ruins until the Burmese archaeological department reconstructed the building in the 1990s.

Earthquake

Rare

gawdawpalin bagan

 

Yesterday, Bagan experienced a powerful earthquake which damaged several of their ancient pagodas and temples.  I visited Bagan last month and discovered a beautiful ancient city.  Here is a photo of Gawpawpalin temple I capture last month and one of the temple  damaged by the quake.