old burmese man

I came across this lovely old man serenely waiting in the corridor of a Buddhist temple in Mandalay, Mirimar (Burma) smoking on his handmade cigarette. I like the warm tones of this shot and the soft lighting provided by the open archway just out of frame.

Asian people seem to remain lithe and flexible well into their later years. I've seen elderly asian men and women perform some amazingly spryly actions. Heck, I'd have great trouble getting my feet tucked in like that.
or thai monks
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