Category Archives: Myanmar

Myanmar – Market Portraits

Myanmar, like so many developing countries, has wonderful markets.  Backlit.  Dusty. Full of smoke and steam.  And always full with charming locals willing to be my muse for a short while . . . Enjoy, Lisa

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Myanmar – Beauty in Sagaing

Sagaing is a small hill overlooking the Irrawaddy River outside Mandalay.  But it’s no ordinary hill. . . . the slopes of this hill are covered with Buddhist monasteries and convents overflowing with young novices and experienced monks and nuns.  … Continue reading

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Myanmar – The Hidden Buddha

In February 2011, I wandered around the stupas that  cover the hill from the little village of Indein to the Shwe Indein Pagoda. The stupas are in various states of deterioration.  Crumbling.  Overgrown with vegetation.  Filled with years of dirt and soil … Continue reading

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Myanmar – Magical Shwedagon

Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred of the Buddhist pagodas in Myanmar.  Enshrined within are relics of 4 past Buddhas:  the staff of Kakusandha, the water filter of Konagamana, a piece of the robe of Kassapa, and eight strands of … Continue reading

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Myanmar – Nyaung Shwe Kitchens and Cafes

Little more than a main street with a few small streets branching out, Nyaung Shwe is most widely known as the jumping off point for tourist trips south into Inle Lake.  But spend a little time there and you will … Continue reading

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Myanmar – Novice Monks at Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery

If you visit Inle Lake, in northern Myanmar, on your way from the airport in Heho to the village of Nyaung Shwe where you will likely board a longboat and head south for the villages and resorts on the Lake, … Continue reading

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Myanmar – Fishing at U Bein Bridge

The U Bein Bridge crosses the Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura, Myanmar.  A 1.2 kilometer footbridge made of aged teak.   It is one of those iconic photographic images of Myanmar.  Think sunsets, temples in the background, and silhouetted figures walking … Continue reading

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Portraits from Myanmar

During the trip to Myanmar, a friend said to me “you are just not going to be happy until you can get that big old lens a foot from someone’s face”.  Now, I can’t deny there is truth in what … Continue reading

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Myanmar – Evening Light on the Bagan Plain

  Bagan, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Pagan. The various historical names for the city translate to “The City that Tramples on Enemies” – and to the especially fitting, “parched land” or “bronzed country”.  On these dry plains in … Continue reading

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Myanmar – Playing in the Light at Shwezigon Pagoda

Bagan, Myanmar.  The ancient capital of the Kingdom of Pagan.  From the 11th to the 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were built.  2,200 remain today.  One of these temples, Shwezigon Pagoda, was where we spent an … Continue reading

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