Without an H

Photography from south-east Asia by Jon Sanwell

Lugubrious gentleman (and other pictures)

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Yangonites are a fairly cheerful bunch as a rule; this rather solemn looking gent is one of the exceptions.

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Chewing betel leaf is still a very common habit in Myanmar; these pavement stalls can be found on almost every street corner.

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Note to self: eat more bananas.

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Know your onions.

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Individually wrapped apples; only in south-east Asia?

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Good vibes; a Buddhist band prepares to take to the streets.

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Something magical about the early afternoon light in Yangon, even if it’s just falling on an apartment block.

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Sule pagoda; this leafy view is a little misleading as the pagoda is always surrounded by traffic, due to its location in the middle of a downtown roundabout.

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5 Responses to “Lugubrious gentleman (and other pictures)”

  1. frauke

    It’s amazing how you catch a moment and transport the mood in your pictures! I really like it very much!

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  2. bluebrightly

    Wow, too many wonders to list here!! I think I’ve seen fruit wrapped individually like that in some Chinese markets in the US, and once in a while in a very upscale food store. Love the bananas – it’s a portrait of them, I’d say! And the onion seller, a beautiful composition. The Buddhist band, for sheer whimsy, and the one underneath – nice patterns! I love the shade of purple I see on that man, and next to him. The apartment building is amazingly colorful. No cookie cutter conformity there! I would SO love the privilege of driving around a pagoda like that one – or any one! And the final photo is lovely, the man’s expression, the puzzlement of what’s in the jar, and the Buddhist iconography tacked to the tree – I love it all. (And as always, the use of color is superb). Thank you.

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