The famous Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur, as seen in James Bond’s Octopussy.
Highlights are blown on that one; well that was a very sunny day and the hotel is white; I could not really pull them out. Maybe shall I try to re-scan the film just to try to restore this part and merge different pictures to restore both highlights and the rest of the picture. I’ll have a try soon and post results here.
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.