Sunset in Bagan, Burma.
This has been a busy week full of painting projects, Burma research, summer gardening, and print designs! Today, I’d like to share more images with you from our travels through Upper Burma– truly one of the most unique places I’ve ever been to.
Some photos just work better in black and white. Here is a collection of those images with accompanying descriptions. So much of the designs for the Thailand Burma Flora Fauna project have been influenced by what I saw and felt during my travels in Burma.
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Burma in B/W
Men driving an old diesel tractor through the center of Nyaung Shwe, on Inle Lake. It is not uncommon to see vehicles from another era still in everyday use in Burma.
Dusk view of Mandalay from Mandalay Hill. You can see the Irrawaddy River shining on the horizon. It’s the main artery that runs through Burma all the way to the Andaman sea.
Beth and I on the canal in Nyaung Shwe, on Inle Lake, Burma.
Street snap of men on motorbikes at sunset, Mandalay.
There is a small mountain town on Mt. Popa, a forested volcano topped with a monastery, that is overrun by tribes of naughty monkeys. Our guide said, “The monkeys here… they can be quite rude.” I concur. Many residents walked with sticks to fend them off.
Street snap of a woman on a bicycle, Mandalay, Burma.
Morning on the Bagan plain– a valley of ancient ruins in Bagan, Burma.
Novice monks in a temple in Bagan, Burma.
Filling up at the gas station on Inle Lake, which was comprised of a young boy on a wooden dock with a bucket of gas and a hose. Why not?
View of Mandalay in the morning from the Smart Hotel.
In a golden temple in Mandalay, a young girl is wearing thanaka, a yellow-white-gold colored cream that many Burmese folks wear on their faces. Thanaka is part sun screen and part cosmetic product. It is made from the ground bark, wood, or roots of various trees.
Some ladies hanging out and chatting at the morning market in a small village on Inle Lake. Note: each of them is wearing thanaka on their cheeks.
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