Young Boy, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival, Inle Lake
It was exactly one year ago that we were in Burma, enjoying a magical holiday in this beautiful, friendly country. Twelve months later my memories are dominated by the great hospitality of the people, fleeting sunsets, gilded temples, monumental Buddhas, chrysanthemums biked down from the hill station at Pyin Oo Lwin and the unforgettable Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda festival on Inle Lake. I look back over my photographs today with many happy memories and a longing for warmth, sunshine and adventure.
Below, some of my favourite portraits of this extraordinary country.
Sunrise over the Shan Hills, Inle Lake
Waterlilies, Inle Lake
Shwezigon Pagoda, Bagan
Traditional Burmese puppet, Bagan
Orchid, National Kandawgyi Gardens, Pyin Oo Lwin
Part of the Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon
Mums on wheels! Mandalay
Leg rowers, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival, Inle Lake
Fallen coconuts, Ngwe Saung beach
Ceremonial barge, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival, Inle Lake
6 comments On "Burmese Days"
Beautiful photos of a land that tugs at my heart because my uncle died there in WWII. Love the photos of the handsome little boy and the sunrise.
I know it is very dear to your heart Judy, so I am really pleased you like the photos. Along with the lady in the boat, these are my favourites too.
Amazing photos, just the thing to warm my soul on this dreary autumn morning, thank you!
You must have left my universe now as we have had clear skies all day. The rain must be approaching …….
Your photographs are wonderfully atmospheric and, in this period of great sadness for Paris and all of France they are also tender and healing.
Thank you. It was a joy to take photographs in Burma. Beautiful images at every turn, but behind them a struggle for freedom and democracy which is slowly being won.