Clash Or Confluence? MadhuAsia, Travel SnippetsContrast, Myanmar57 Comments One of Yangon’s many quirky contradictions! Happy travels….no matter where life takes you. Related: Daily Post WPC – Opposites More Posts On Myanmar LIKE THIS? PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDSClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
57 thoughts on “Clash Or Confluence?”
Interesting photo and somewhat sadden me
Saddens me too…
Yeah….the negative results of globalism
The price of freedom!
Yes, of progress Patti. Across South Asia.
Well said, Patti!
What a bizarre juxtaposition! So perfect for the challenge.
Thanks Sylvia. Bizarre is the right word 🙂
may I chime in… bizarre was my word too – cool post!
Most bizarre, as Sylvia says…and rather depressing
Looks like we belong to the same club Sue 🙂
This reminds me of when I saw this in Bali. My daughter begged me to eat there and I was devastated. How could she want KFC over nasa goreng? I buckled, after all, I’d dragged her all the way through Java – not an easy journey – but I ate somewhere else.
Haha, I would have done the same Mallee! That used to be my daughter’s main gripe about travelling with her boys, but their palates have gotten more refined over the years, thankfully 🙂
I wish these cities wouldn’t allow such hideous things to be built any old place!
True Gilly. To be fair, this was in a busy part of town, but it is still shocking to spot that smiling face in Yangon, let alone alongside a temple. The Tamil temple is also a foreign import incidentally 🙂
I am actually ok with it.. sorry .. people got to eat..
Here where I live we have a a meat shop on one side and pub on the other of a gurudwara sahib. .
But then god did teach us to be tolerant. .
Bikram, by that logic, you should be fine with KFC/McDonald’s signs dominating the Angkor skyline, or in the centre of Hampi, because really, there aren’t many dining options there! The comments refer to MNC globalization that leads to the dilution of local character. I know it is inevitable in fast growing Asian cities, but it is sad nevertheless.
Yes I understand but as you say inevitable. .
I am fine mam.. With everything. .
With these MNCs in the middle of Hampi??? With a uniform homogenous world? I am so not fine with that Bikram.
Yes mam. .
But as I said earlier modernisation has its negative points to and this is one such point.
Look at what is going on jn the rural punjab.. I am from punjab so can talk about that. . All that was good is being lost to new..
I mean right in the middle of our own field is a big mobile tower.. and then if we talk of religious buildings in the name of making them pretty we are changing them into marble buildings..
Anyway I am sorry if anything I said hurt your feelings …
Oh no, no hurt feelings 🙂 And I am quite sure the sadness expressed had nothing to do with the religious structure at all.
Have a great week ahead Bikram!
Oh no i know this has nothinh to do with religion I was just trying to put in context the issue with modernisation..
I don’t beleive in religion as such 😀😀
I can understand the sadness.. but I don’t know what to do..
That seems to be a common sight in many cities all over the world, the traditional and the modern cozied up next to each other. It makes a good contrast at least.
True David, especially in Asia where the fast food giants are seen as symbols of globalization. The ones in my city are less in-your-face 🙂
No matter what the reaction, the shot is spot-on for the challenge, Mahdu.
Thank you so much Janet. It’s been a while since I participated in a Daily Post challenge, so I was delighted that I didn’t have to dig too deep in my archives 🙂
I vote for clash! 🙂 Some architectural styles just do not go together.
I agree with you Ian. But like Brexit, it could quite well be that all of us voting clash belong to a different generation. 😀
You are probably correct. I’m glad you like harmony in architecture. Different styles are OK together but they have to be artistically planned.
Aah, welcome to the ‘clash’ club Valentine 🙂
I agree with most everyone, strange and sad – tarnishes.
Looks like we are mostly on the same page on this Mary 🙂 Appreciate your stopping by. Have a great day!
Love that contrast!
Thank you for your visit and comment Ring Lady. Have a fabulous day!
yeah..!!! just keep going..!!!
Thank you…will do! 🙂
Great contrast Madhu! I always feel a bit irked when I see a McDonalds KFC or Starbucks when I travel abroad.
Perhaps because I don’t like fast food, but so do I. Thanks Nicole.
I hate fast food Madhu!
such a shocking contrast, startling to the eye and the mind…
Haha, the reason I stopped mid track and clicked that shot 🙂 Pleasure to see you here Annette. Have a great day!
I saw something similar to this paradox when I was in Singapore. It seems like these beautiful, colorful temples should be set apart from the modern world, doesn’t it?
I do Juliann. We, in the East, have no concept of preserving heritage architecture. Prosperity brings about awareness, but it is usually too late.
Pleasure to see you here. Have a fabulous day! 🙂
This contrast is a very good take on the challenge, Madhu!
Happy travels to you, too!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
Thank you very much Dina. Have a great day 🙂
I do remember seeing this on the main east-west avenue in downtown Yangon! In 10 years’ time I imagine the city will look (and feel) increasingly like Bangkok. KFC is by no means the worst option in this case – Outback Steakhouse would have been even more jarring. 😉
Ha, not too long before Outback Steakhouse finds its way to Bagan even! Isn’t it sad how all South Asian cities end up being homogenous clones? Bangalore is a case in point. It’s lost almost all its original character.
This is an amazing photo post which truly reflects the travellers experience and entices others to explore this place, truly a thrilling post.
Delighted you think so! Appreciate your visit and comment.
Your photo says it all…. what the world is coming to.
Visually, it’s a lot to take in. To me it says clash.
it kind of defines Myanmar’s struggle this days 😦