Photographer's Note

This picture was taken at dusk on the Shwedagon Pagoda in the Capital Yangon.

The light was changing rapidly and I was lucky to catch the blue glow from the last remaining light as dark rain clouds descended.

The Shwedagon Pagoda ( ေရႊတီဂံု ဘုရာ) is also known in English as the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda, is a 99 metres (325 ft)gilded pagoda and stupa located in Yangon, the capital of Myanmar. The pagoda lies to the west of Kandawgyi Lake, on Singuttara Hill. It is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese with relics of the past four Buddhas enshrined within: the staff of Kakusandha, the water filter of Koṇāgamana, a piece of the robe of Kassapa and eight strands of hair from Gautama, the historical Buddha.

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