Shan Women – Jumping Cats monastery

Shan Women - Jumping Cats monastery

We met these 3 Shan women and a man in the jumping cats monastery on lake Inle. They were coming from the hills, about 60 kilometers from there and were on a pilgrimage of Burma sacred sites.
Valerie had a row at other tourists which she felt was too invasive picturing them, I just took two quick shots, not wanting to have troubles with the wife.

These people were as much interested in us as we were in them, and we had a quick chat via our guide. The man was wondering if we were wearing “folkloric” clothes back home or if even there we were just dressed as tourists. Good fun and a gentle reminder on relativity of values.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikkor 50mm F1.8 D
Retouches: Lightroom 3

Shan Women – Jumping Cats monastery

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