Amanda’s prompt for this week’s Friendly Friday Photo challenge is ALL IN A ROW.
I immediately thought of this photo.
Something about this picture has always intrigued me.
I see it now. It’s a scene with all the elements of a classic Norman Rockwell tableau. It’s in another place – Bagan in Myanmar – miles away from small town America, but small town all the same and reminiscent of a simpler time.
As I was looking through my Bagan photos, I found other pictures of people and things in a row.
On the outskirts of the market, a group of bicycle taxis wait for hire. This form of taxi is common throughout South East Asia. While many folk will walk to the market, those burdened down by purchases appreciate a ride home. It’s the same of markets and taxi stands everywhere.
On this particular trip, I toured outside of the city to visit the temples of Bagan. Most of them exist in the country side, on parched and scrabby wild lands. By the road, I often saw shelters like these. They are water stations maintained by local farmers, for use by thirsty travellers. In a land were transport is primarily by foot, this is a thoughtful act of kindness and generosity.
Many thanks to Amanda for giving me a chance to revisit my time in Bagan!
Starting next week I will be co-hosting the Friendly Friday Challenge with Amanda. I have some interesting and fun prompts in mind. Come by next Friday for a look at my very first challenge.
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Until then, and maybe even sooner … I’ll see you in pictures!
Photos taken in Bagan, Myanmar. January 2020