Glimpses of life and heritage in Yangon’s Downtown

Whether it is for wander round or a quick visit for an errand, time spent in downtown Yangon fills me with a sense of raw enthusiasm. I love the vitality and rich diversity that pervades every street corner and pavement of the area. Street sellers, tea stalls, heritage architecture all  mingle to form bustling downtown life.

The following images are a mix as random as the area is itself and aim to convey a little of the complexity and diversity of downtown Yangon.

The Bombay Burma Press

The Bombay Burma Press

Christmas Day – on the Circular Train, Yangon

This is a set of photographs, converted into black and white, which I took on Christmas Day (2012) when I caught the Circular Train around Yangon.  The story is here as well as some colour images.




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Images from my recent visit to Norway, including Oslo city, the Oslofjord and Asker, near Oslo.  


Spring colour

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Spring in Yangon brings a complete riot of colour, and I never tire of taking in the glorious colours around me in the pre-monsoon season. The colour seems to start with the jacaranda, and a variety of purple blooms take … Continue reading


Life on the Waterways

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Images from a visit to the watery lands of the Delta


Remote villages and traditions

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I was rather hesitant about visiting the remote tribal Chin village in Rakhine state, but after careful background research and consideration, ultimately curiosity and the wish to find out for myself prevailed.  I had read about the traditional practice of … Continue reading


Ancient temples of mystical Mrauk U

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Mrauk U is recognised as an archeologically important ancient city in Rakhine State, Myanmar. I have had a dream to visit since arriving in Myanmar, and with the winter season and usually dry, clear days a plan developed to visit … Continue reading