Location: Thatbyinnyu Pahto, Bagan, Myanmar (21� 10' 0? N, 94� 53' 0? E)
Date: 5 December 2000; 12.45pm:
Canon EOS 500N (analogue) on slides and scanned

Thatbyinnyu Pahto is one of the highest temples in Bagan, towering above the rest. It is also the first two-storey temple built in Bagan. Its profile is accentuated by its white exterior as well as its size. It has a seated Buddha image on the second floor- however visitors are not allowed up. These days, Bagan is a major destination in the Myanmar tourist itinerary and the town is changing in character as a result of the increased tourists flow- and is further from being a UNESCO Heritage Site (see article). There are still debates on the necessity and effectiveness of sanctions on the military regime to force political change in the country; but that is more or less rendered ineffective by the complicity of neighbouring South East Asian and other Asian countries.

Monday, June 15, 2009


Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times…I just shoot at what interests me at that moment. – Elliott Erwitt"
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