Sunday, September 30, 2007

A small tribute to Myanmar


We all know what's going on in Myanmar and, even though I know a photo on PDP won't help, I thought I could use this one to contribute to the current buzz about this country. Frankly I don't know where these monks are from, but I found it "funny" to come across them near La Bastille. I would also like to take advantage of this post to report this blog - it's not Myanmar Daily Photo, but I wish it were...

11 comments:

  1. It's very funny, Eric, but when I saw this photo on the CDPB update page, I thought it might be Myanmar. Thanks for posting the other blog link.

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  2. Great idea Eric to raise awareness. I think it's kind of (...searching for the right word) "interesting" that with all of the new technology - blogs, camera phones, satellites - that countries can not hide their abuses as easily. Now the question is whether or not the world will do anything about it!

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  3. Bonjour Eric,

    Je pense que ces moines bouddhistes sont de Tibet. Je ne suis pas bouddhist mais je les ai vus ici, dans mon pays. Ils portent les robes jaunes.

    Voici mon photo blog:
    www.veryclicky.blogspot.com

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  4. At first I thought of some amazing Mongolian (?) throat singers I heard in the plaza at Pompidou Center but their robes are completely different.

    I'm not so sure we shouldn't be protesting the concentration of power into the hands of our own ruling class and the erosion of democratic rights of our own deceived people here in the West, but I am aware of what a Cassandra I must seem.

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  5. Eric,
    Thanks for the link to the Myanmar blog. Burma is burning, and it is such a pity. Marcou

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  6. I love the socks and shoes!

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  7. Good picture tying into current events. You're always so ...dang, I can't think of the word. Oh well, always so hip I guess. You know what I mean.

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  8. I saw exactly the same monks in India in Mc Leod Ganj which is the city of the Dalai Lama in exile... So I'm almost sure that they're tibetans. I can't imagine how do bouddhists feel in Paris..! So much stress.

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  9. Tibetan Buddhist I'm quite sure, as I had a Tibetan Buddhist Monk living in the apartment above me for quite a while. He eventually moved to the Center or Ashram or whatever to be with the other monks. His robes were identical to the ones pictured.

    We need more awareness of the world around us, especially in the US where myopia towards the rest of the world is so common. Merci.

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