#shwedagon

Always think positive thoughts. You can never know who might be reading them.
The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score🙏🏼
Hayattaki en ufak değişiklikler çok büyük farklılıklar yaratabilir.⛩️Budistlerin en temel düşüncesi 'geçmişe takılı kalma, geleceği hayal etme, anı gör ve yaşa.✨
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#landscape #burma #instadaily #wanderlust #igers #instagood #shwedagon #buddha #temple #yangon

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Last one of Shwedagon pagoda, promise.. Or maybe not. On to Loikaw next but couldnt resist another of this amazing place.
#shwedagon #shwedagonpagoda #Yangon #yangonlife #travel #nightshots #temple #fujifilm #repostmyfujifilm #myfujifilm #amazing_shots #just4picsdaily #natgeotravel #buddhism

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Lost count how many times I have been here,couldn't get enough of it..#shwedagon #pagoda #myanmar #buddhism #temple #pray จะให้มาอีกกี่พันครั้งก็ยังได้

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What on earth were they doing here, so far from home?

That was the 1st question that popped into my head when I stumbled on these two British #military headstones in a tumbledown colonial mansion in Katha, #Burma.
After a little digging, you see the Royal Welch Fusiliers have a long history of globetrotting to war.
Founded in 1689, this regiment spent the next three centuries fighting in almost every major British campaign across the world. Blenheim? Check. Yorktown? Why not? Waterloo? Of course! Crimea? Naturally.
The regiment first came to Burma in 1885, joining the invasion force who toppled its last king, Thibaw. They came home with bells from the #Shwedagon, which still hang in #Wrexham.
Regiment records show they returned to this part of Burma in 1907 for four years, no doubt to take part in the continual fighting the British experienced as they tightened their hold on the country.
They came back in #WW2, as part of Slim’s ‘Forgotten Army’ fighting the Japanese at #Kohima.
So perhaps not surprising to find them here, at least.

But when exactly had these two met their maker? Given the rough and ready carving, and the amount of wear and tear, I couldn’t help but guess they must have been #Victorian vintage, giving their lives for the Queen Empress.
But the questions kept coming, the longer I sat there.
What must these boys have thought arriving here, from 5000 miles away? The regiment traditionally recruited from North Wales - a stunning part of the world, but unrecognisable compared to where Privates Dunnel and Bowan fell.
Who had brought the headstones here? I’d seen stones like this in other parts of Burma, used to prop up roofs and walls by new generations of Burmese who knew or cared little for them. (Why, indeed, would they?) Where were the bodies now? How had they died? Alone, or together? Were they friends, these two? Had they joked for months on end as they travelled here to die? How old were they? How tall? What accent? Does anybody miss them? Sadly those questions will have to wait for another day.
#history #war #myanmar #grave #mystery

@theroyalwelsh @commonwealthwargraves @britisharmy

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How do the locals protect themselves against the sun? They carry umbrellas! Great shot of the magical Shwedagon Pagoda by @piacentini_a .
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It’s hard to believe I used to live 5 minutes away from the famous #ShwedagonPagoda #Shwedagon

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Making a wish at the Wednesday morning corner (represented by tusked elephant; also the day I was born) at #ShwedagonPagoda 🐘

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date with my boy, if you can find him in the picture🐶

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