Temple Gate, Luang Prabang

i was gonna rent the room with the balcony looking at this gate from across the street

but i didn't have enough money

so i rented the room in the back looking at the corrugated metal rooftops
i imagined waking up and strolling to the balcony with a coffee in my hand and saying good morning to this temple gate while the monks would file past and collect their sticky rice alms

it would have been nice