A Forest of Spires by James Charlick
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Indein is one of the many small villages populating the bank of Inle Lake. A Buddha Image has been enshrined at a whitewashed pagoda on the summit of the hill above the village, and below this around the hill are hundreds of ancient crumbling stupas. This pagoda’s history is shrouded in mystery, indeed the locals themselves have no knowledge of its’ origin or history, and Myanmar historical records make no mention of its construction. One popular theory puts its beginnings at 200 – 300 BC but there’s no archaeological evidence to support that theory. The stupas vary in their degree of degradation, from complete or fully restored near the main temple at the summit to mounds of earth and small heaps of crumbled brick that formed the foundation of the structures towards the bottom of the hill. Once whitewashed sculpted render formed layered rings and an archway with brick structure beneath exposed at the foundation. Inside would once have been a buddha statue or relic of a special monk for the locals to worship, but many of these have been damaged or removed. <a href=“http://www.jamescharlick.com” rel=“nofollow”>website</a> | <a href=“http://www.etsy.com/shop/DerelictPhotography” rel=“nofollow”>etsy</a> | <a href=“http://500px.com/jamescharlick” rel=“nofollow”>500px</a> | <a href=“http://jamescharlick.tumblr.com/” rel=“nofollow”>tumblr</a> | <a href=“https://twitter.com/JCharlickcom” rel=“nofollow”>twitter</a>


   Ahmet and His Adventures in The Village (Photostory)

This is Ahmet. I’ve met him 4 years ago. Year after beginning of my photography adventure. Ahmet is son of Ramazan. You’ve met him already. Ahmet was 2 years old when I met him. I can describe him as a happy and sensitive child.

Ahmet adores tractors, cars, any vehicle with an engine. He often goes to farms with his father with the tractor, because her mother also works in the fields and farms. As I can see, he is little bit afraid of his mother, because she often beats him. Ahmet can be really nasty, but in general, he is very nice and happy child.

The day I took his pictures, It was a special day, festive of Ramadan. He had beautiful clothes, but then he was being nasty and he felt down. His forehead was bleeding, all his clothes got dirt on them. So her mother was beating him after that. That’s why he had a band-aid on his forehead.

Ahmet’s father, Ramazan gets often mad, because baby sheeps still have problem to follow, so they often run away to bushwood, brave Ramazan gets in the bushwood and tries to get back the baby sheeps on the route. Ahmet really enjoys watching the sheeps on his fathers chest.

Ahmet also spends lot of time with his cousins. He has 4 cousins. They grow up together. Obviously, it’s difficult to get pose from Ahmet in group photo. 

Ahmet is surrounded by animals. 2 cows, baby sheeps, a rooster, a dozen of chicken, and 2 dogs.  The dog at right is Ahmet’s dog. Ahmet loves spending time with him. The dog at left, which is Turkish Kangal is very calm dog, it’s his father’s dog, protecting the animals. Ahmet’s dog is such a teaser. One day, I promise, he will get biten by Kangal so bad. Ahmet, every afternoon goes to walk the sheeps and 2 cows. Ahmet loves being shephard, he is always on chest of his father, they walk together, feed the cows and sheeps, walk them.

Ahmet’s biggest fun is wearing a fedora hat. His fathers fedora hat. You need to be very strong to take the hat from him.

Ahmet is now 6 years old, in couple of months, he is gonna start to school.


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