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Took a few sneaky clicks of these two serious looking characters in between having a few cups of tea in an old chayhana - a teahouse in the Uyghur part of Kashgar. This antique establishment serves as a traditional meeting place since ancient time and to the present day, the chayhana remains the main place where people meet, rest and talk.

Tea is something more important than a mere beverage to quench one’s thirst, and this is long tea drinking session with but a few short breaks to utter a prayer, when tea drinkers sit for hours with a 'piala' or a small bowl of hot tea in hand, talking and sipping.....

Their relaxed interaction was what caught my eye, patiently waited till the time was right but shooting stealthy under dim light condition was indeed a challenging task. This chayhana is timeless unconcerned by the passage of time......

Setting: 19mm, 1/15sec, F3.2, ISO Raw 100, 1744 hrs

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