Among my selection of books to read while I was in Myanmar were two famous novels, both featuring the crush of boats at U Bein Bridge in Mandalay on their covers.
Burmese Days by George Orwell.
An absolute classic must-read novel about Burma. After a huge search I found it in second-hand book store in Penticton of all places! But it was available all over Burma, so the purchase could have waited until I arrived.
Another novel for on the road in Burma: The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh.
The ‘palace’ in the title refers to the Royal Palace Complex in Mandalay. The story of its destruction at the hands of the aggressors of Burma forms the backbone for this historical novel about the country.
Here I add some of my own photos of that bridge as a potential choice for cover art. To see more on this Weekly Photo Challenge :