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Mawlamyine, capital of Mon State, Burma: Sunset as seen from Shampoo Island.
At one time, water from a spring on the island was used in the annual royal hair washing ceremony.
This pagoda is sometimes referred to as the “Kipling Pagoda”: Rudyard Kipling’s famous poem “Mandalay, published in1892, mentions the old Moulmein pagoda (”Moulmein" being the Anglicised version of present-day “Mawlamyine.”) : “By the old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin’ eastward to the sea,
There’s a Burma girl a-settin’, and I know she thinks o’ me…”

Featured in The World, 12/2011; Red Bubble Boomers, 8/1/2012; Color Me a Rainbow, 3/2012.
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  • supergold
    supergoldalmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you!

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieealmost 3 years ago

    Outstanding artwork:)
    I certainly appreciate to considered you artwork is my happiness moment; you have shared with me.
    May peace, health and comfort be with you and yours during this season and the entire upcoming year.:-) …
    Best Regards & hugs,

  • Thank you Sunny!

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 3 years ago

    December 27th, 2011
    Wonderful image!
    I asked a couple of members to choose six features each and Kornrawiee chose this.

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 3 years ago

    congratulations for your well deserved feature in the WORLD group !!!
    my best, francis.

  • Thanks Francis.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much!

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldalmost 3 years ago

  • Thanks very much for the feature.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroalmost 3 years ago

    Fabulous image, Ethna! Congratulations on it’s feature!

  • Thanks, Glenn!

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréabout 2 years ago

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