Ancient landscape ~ Bagan, Myanmar
Feb 05, 2002

The roads running through the archeological area of Bagan are well maintained and frequently lined with street-lights. These things serve only to highlight the state of this country in the 21st century. There is not enough electricity to run the lights so the stars still shine brightly and beside all the roads, parallel grooves are cut deep into the sand from ox-carts that ply between nearby fields. The asphalt is too hard on their hooves and wooden wheels.

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nigel & julie snow