Oooh, Pyin Oo Lwin
Pyin Oo Lwin, a couple of hours from Mandalay and at the edge of the Shan Plateau, has a little bit of everything I like about Myanmar. The mixture of cultures and influences – Burmese, Shan, Chinese, Indian, British – can be seen in the people, food and architecture, while its cooler climate and slightly quirky atmosphere reminded me a little of Dalat in Vietnam.
8 Responses to “Oooh, Pyin Oo Lwin”
Love the lady in blue. Why are there markings on her face and some of the other people you photographed?
Excellent, even by your high standards, Jon.
Tanaka powder, makes you feel cool in the heat and reduces sunburn and subsequent darkening of the skin.
Thanks Ian – learn something new all the time :>
Wonderful portraits.. The blue one is very striking. There is empathy in this work..
It looks incredible. Another world. But it makes me feel that all people are plainly beautiful, despite the differences. As you say, mixture of culture, Indian and other food, strange architecture and western influences makes it perfect!
A very colorful series but I really like how you’ve captured the people’s portraits.
Your photos are beautiful, the colours are spectacular and the portraits so expressive. It’s wonderful to see that the world can be a truly beautiful place, even just in everyday and simple ways.