Myanmar Redux Part 2

October 21, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Windows

For one reason or another, I like taking photos of Windows.  Perhaps its because looking through a viewfinder of a camera is liking looking through a window? Maybe it's simply just my curiosity about what is on the other side?  In any event, there were some interesting windows to photograph in Myanmar.

This fist image is my favorite and it isn't new ... a large print has been hanging on my wall since returning from the trip.  I look at it every day ... and  most days actually see it. I love the soft colors and the textures. Mostly though,  I think it is a subtle reminder about how fortunate I am to be living at this time, in this place.  

It was taken on the grounds of a Buddhist monastery.  I believe the building was the monk's living quarters. 

 

And this is another window at the same monastery:

 

This building is built on stilts over the water.  The photo was taken from a small boat as we motored through the "streets" of the village. I've seen the practice of airing bedding, clothes, etc. frequently in my travels abroad ... but not in the U.S.A.  It would be considered bad form to hang bedding out my window in Redondo Beach.  Any explanation? 

 

There was a new building at the afore mentioned monastery.  The windows were much enhanced over the earlier ones!

 

This shot intrigues me ... what's the subject? Is it the grittiness of the window panes, the complexity of the window's geometry or is it the vague notion of the clouds outside?  Usually an image with an ill defined subject doesn't work ... and this might not work for you but somehow does for me.

 

Imagine how much extra work was required to make this complex window. Was it done for ventilation in this hot tropical environment while providing some semblance of privacy?

 

I said it earlier ...  I like photos of windows and door.  I hope you do too.

As always, thank you for taking the time to look through the window of my camera.

 

Adam

 


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