This was a summer school in a monastery located in the hills one hour drive from Kyaing Tung. Quite close, you can meet Khun tribes.
From March to May, schools are normally closed for vacation but in some monasteries, monks are trying to share their knowledge to young pupils and teach them alphabet, reading, writing or even litterature.
In this Shan province, the buddhist authorities had to chose in 1991 between preserving the Shan litterature and preserving the royal palace of Kyaing Tung. The palace located close in the heights of Kyaing Tung was partially destroyed and turned into an hotel.
Not really the best context so that the youth gets a a proper education and a decent job. Luckily, some young people like this monk spend their time to share their knowledge.
When we arrived in that monastery, the pupils were divided in 4 groups of 15-20 kids in the shadow of the local pagoda. the younger were drawing, the second group was repeating words shown by the monks, the third one was copying words and the oldest ones were following carefully what this monks was writing on the board.
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eleparc (24063) 2006-04-04 15:03
Ces couleurs sont extraordinaires, et chaudes! j'adore cette photo, d'autant que tu connais mon amour pour l'ecriture, alors l'écriture birmane...;-) du petit lait pour moi!!!
Framboisilla (5277) 2006-04-04 15:45
J'aime beaucoup cette photo avec ses couleurs vives ! Le cadrage est très bon et j'apprécie de ne pas voir le visage du professeur.
ancevski (3358) 2006-04-04 18:57
This is excelent photo with great warm colors and nice composition. I like it very much and thanks for sharing.
ElSato (824) 2006-04-04 19:42
Very nice. The compliment between the colour of the "blackboard," the colour of the monk's robe, and the colour of his skin -- each one warm -- is beautiful. Interesting note as well.
Flavia (10352) 2006-04-04 21:14
Wonderfull composition. Striking warm colors.I never imagine a "blackboard" of this color
CaptainJack (0) 2006-04-04 23:05
HI Steven, nice richness in color and detail picked up in the chalklines really gives this a superb impression.
vagabondtravels (6511) 2006-04-05 3:37
Great colors. Beautiful image from a beautiful place. Good work.
faubry (35447) 2006-04-05 4:20
hello Steven, très belles couleurs tout dans le même ton, j'aime beaucoup ce cadrage serré sur sa tête et son mouvement de bras!!
yanseiler (20) 2006-04-28 5:11
Des superbes superpositons de tons orange/rouge, j'aime beaucoup. Une composition très à mon goût.
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-03-20
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, 70-200mm f/4, Digital RAW, Hama UV 77 mm
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 21 DAYS IN MYANMAR
- Theme(s): All together with the Burmese people [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-04 14:41
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