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Shwe Inbin Monastery
Myanmar (Burma), Mandalay, March 2012

Shwe Inbin is a remarkably well preserved teak monastery structure. It was built in 1895 by a Chinese orphan who worked himself up from poverty to become a rich and powerful merchant, married to one of the king’s daughters. Long used as a monastery, it is now being preserved as a historically significant structure; monks from the still-active monastery buildings that surround Shwe Inbin still act as caretakers. The carvings that adorn the teak building, in the traditional Burmese style, are gorgeous. So is the building as a whole: http://www.gskenney.com/ginger/photographs/mandalay-shwe-inbin-monastery-or-an-orphan-makes-good/
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Oct 13 2012 17:42 GMT elsje323
beautiful detail
Oct 13 2012 17:58 GMT 25barb
A work of gorgeous art...Thank you for the notes. You have done such a wonderful series of your visit and I have enjoyed the history of each photo...
Magnificent lighting and detail.
Oct 13 2012 17:59 GMT Bellavista
Very impressive door!
Oct 13 2012 18:17 GMT Lie
Great shot.....
Oct 13 2012 19:07 GMT hans55 PRO
fantastic !!
Oct 13 2012 21:45 GMT bandsix
Such workmanship here Peter! Quite brilliant.....
Oct 13 2012 22:30 GMT junne PRO
outstanding sculpting and sharp photography
Oct 13 2012 22:45 GMT abojovna PRO
As Barbara says ... thank you Peter!
Oct 13 2012 23:10 GMT Myshots
Gorgeous details......Beautiful work of art....
Oct 14 2012 01:44 GMT MargNZ
Amazing fine carving Peter ... beautiful image :)
Oct 14 2012 02:28 GMT T1MELESS PRO
The detail is great in the original .Yet again a great shot Peter !!!
Oct 14 2012 02:45 GMT pauli3522
is this a door??
Oct 14 2012 03:07 GMT linnywv PRO
Always so balanced! Lovely capture!
Oct 14 2012 06:00 GMT senna3
It is not a door Paulina, the whole monastery is dotted with such decorative panels.
Oct 14 2012 06:49 GMT sini
Beautiful image!:)
Oct 14 2012 06:51 GMT Cronos1
Great detail and very interesting story !
Oct 14 2012 06:53 GMT senna3
Thanks for the very nice comment Barbara!
Oct 14 2012 08:04 GMT Annamaria
Outstanding craftmanship!! Such beautiful details, Peter!!
Oct 14 2012 08:12 GMT marioalbertina
Remarkable work of art ! !
Oct 14 2012 12:32 GMT skyball
Very decorative!!!!!........
Oct 14 2012 12:41 GMT senna3
Thanks all for the kind comments!