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INDIA | CHINA 1992-2008 | BALI | 150 Asian Portraits | BHUTAN 1998 | BURMA 1996 | Tibet & Nepal | VIETNAM 1995 | LAOS 1996 | CAMBODIA 1992

BURMA 1996

Gold-covered stupas and soaring Buddha statues, serene waterways lined with floating gardens, fascinating handicrafts and hill tribes: these are just a few of Myanmar’s hidden treasures. Still ruled by a military junta when we visited in the 90's and until a civilian government was installed in 2011, Myanmar, or Burma, is a profoundly Buddhist country whose gentle people have retained many of their ancient traditions. From the temples of Yangon and Mandalay to the timeless stilt villages of Inle Lake, you can shoot all day in the enchanting culture of Myanmar.

These images are made from transparencies going back nearly 15 years and are now being upgraded with the help of better software and a new and fully calibrated monitor. Unfortunately my widest lens in those days was only 28mm. I'd love to go back with my digital bodies and wider lenses.

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Novice seated in an oval teak wood window Shwedagon Sunset on the Bagan Ruins Bagan Brothers Monk at Bagan
Headed to market through Shwedagon Mroning at Shwedagon Pagoda Shwedagon Double Rainbow Herdsman guides his goats home
Shwedagon's Pagodas Morning Prayers at Shwedagon Myanmar Stupas in the early morning Monk at Ancient Bagan
Burma / Myanmar Smoking a Cheroot Bath Time Bagan at Sunset Taungkalat Monastery
Boats on the Ayeyerwaddy River Bath time in the middle of the street Bathing Brothers - One happy; one not so much. On Mt Popa Gold & Mirrors
Washing in a Waterfall Chili Seller with Scales Burmese Girl Monk at Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery Shwedagon's Golden Pagoda
Heho Market Horse Carriage / Old Burma Buffalo & Bamboo in the Morning Monk at Shwedagon Boy in costume
Spires of Shwedagon The Shadows of Bagan Inle Lake Temple Bagan After Sunset Giant Reclining Buddha
Burmese Farm Kids Vintage Bagan Rain Clouds over Inle Lake Shuolder bags Crumbling Splendor
Bagan Farm Offerings at Shwedagon Buddhist Shrine Burmese Puppets Barber Shop Reflections
Stupas Golden Stupas at Shwedagon Farm Woman