Photographer's Note

How about a short break with color photography and a good ol' TriX grainy shot?

Advanced Pali class anybody? taken in Mandalay monastery compound during an advanced Pali course.

You know that Pali is the old hindi used in the buddhists texts. This is the Pali university of Mandalay : Mandalay and surroundings host more than half of the total number of monks in Myanmar.

4 PM and we'd been advised that one of the most respected abbot would hold his advanced Pali class. The monastery rooms where his class was to take place was expected to be full of monks. It was in fact way beyond expectations, not only the first floor room was completely packed (perhaps I'll show you later on), the stairs leading to the first floor were also crammed with monks (another photo op), a roomful attendance was sitting inside the ground floor room and even outside at the entrance of the building (where we are now) some other monks followed the course concentrating on the voice of their professor.

Fortunately enough his voice was carried away by a set of mike and loudspeakers : alternatively I could hear him say a long sentence (which of course neither me nor Ye were able to understand a word -remember it's like latin : who in the assistance speaks latin?)and one the students repeat more or less the same sentence afterwards (I suppose it was from of the tone).

All in all, a wonderful experience : I thank the monks who encouraged me to climb to the room upstairs, directed me to a better place to get my images. I was just there for my own pleasure, only bringing them some additional bother but they cared for me.

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