May 20, 2014

rose of the north (p9) - a thing of beauty (cont.)



Lady of the Bao-Sang Umbrella Festival Beauty Pageant
Chiang Mai, Jan 2014

irony.
the karen tribe celebrating beauty as they want to perceive it, and not holding on the dogma. but the other side of the land, celebrating beauty as what the world always do.

it was a hot sunny day. we were walking along the street of Bao-Sang village, and suddenly heard the announcement on the parade of the contestant of the beauty pageant of the festival. they were cycling while holding the paper umbrella - a symbolic of Bao-Sang main industry and it was a sunny day.

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