12 February 2016

Giant Chess Pieces in Mandalay

Just like It's All About Pattern Recognition and Petrosian's 'Dining Room', this photo was tagged by the Flickr robot, this time for 'chess'.

Taxi to Mandalay Hill © Flickr user geoff dude under Creative Commons.

As for the photographer, he tagged the photo 'Mandalay, Myanmar'. Wikipedia informs,

Mandalay is the economic hub of Upper Burma and considered the centre of Burmese culture. A continuing influx of Chinese immigrants, mostly from Yunnan, in the past twenty years, has reshaped the city's ethnic makeup and increased commerce with China. • Mandalay

You say 'Myanmar'; Wikipedia says 'Burma'; and Rudyard Kipling (author of a well known poem titled 'Mandalay') says, 'Never the twain shall meet'.

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