Myanmar is an interesting country with fascinating sites and sub-cultures. Inle Lake, which is famous for its floating villages and gardens, is ringed by pagodas and monasteries. The Intha people base their communities entirely on the water. In an effort to preserve this unique culture, UNESCO has declared Inle a biosphere reserve.
A dear friend allowed me to do a painting from her remarkable photo of three Buddhist monks. With street scenes like this, Luang Prabang – the old capitol of Laos – feels as if you’re stepping back in time.
Rider was the strong, silent type. Just as there are men of few words, Rider was a dog of few barks. His master only heard him bark three times. This gentle Newfie communicated through his soulful eyes.