Sunset from Shampoo Island

Ethna Gillespie

Joined October 2011

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Mawlamyine, capital of Mon State, Burma: Sunset as seen from Shampoo Island.
(5098 views as of 04/03/2016)

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: *”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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