Mandalay

Following recent pix of recent friends…

 a journey to laid back Mandalay

a journey to laid back Mandalay

 City of Buddhas

City of Buddhas

 standing

standing

 seated

seated

 where couples visit temples

where couples visit temples

 to show respect to men of the cloth

to show respect to men of the cloth

 Abbots and their retinue

Abbots and their retinue

 and younger ones devoted to their calling

and younger ones devoted to their calling

 I attended an International literary festival

I attended an International literary festival

 Authors

Authors

 and readers

and readers

 many wearing war paint

many wearing war paint

 some modestly

some modestly

 others with abandon

others with abandon

 And fellow photographers

And fellow photographers

 as well as little Buddhas

as well as little Buddhas