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Travel Postcards / 06.11.2012

Yangon, the former capital of Burma until the military regime decided to move it to Naypyidaw, is anything but what I would call a beautiful city. All in all, one of the few things which attracted me in Yangon where a few images of urban decay Polluted, chaotic, noisy, dirty and mostly crumbling, Yangon however offers a few...

Travel Postcards / 04.11.2012

Bagan established itself as the main center for the art of lacquerware in Burma Originated in China more than 3,000 years ago, the art of lacquerware spread to most countries in Southeast Asia as well as in Japan. In Burma, it is one of the most diffused handicrafts and the art of lacquerware is still practiced according...

Travel Postcards / 22.10.2012

There's more than the thousands temples in Bagan, the city whose immense archaeological area has become the symbol of Burma. The temples are so widespread, and the heat is so oppressing, that after a first attempt of visiting them riding a bike I opted for a horse-cart. I was fascinated by the rural life in Bagan. And...

Travel Postcards / 06.10.2012

Undoubtedly, Inle Lake is one of the most enchanting spots in Burma, still full of traditions that hopefully will remain alive although I'm afraid things might change very quickly. Inle Lake is home to the fishermen rowing with one leg wrapped around the oar, a distinctive style very often portrayed in photos of Burma as one...

Travel Postcards / 15.09.2012

Every passionate photographer will tell you that U-Bein bridge is a spot not to miss in Mandalay, especially at sunset. I was not that lucky, though, as the sky was cloudy and the sun could barely appear through the thick layer. The sunset that night was nice, but nothing unforgettable, however, I liked a lot looking at the...

Travel Postcards / 06.09.2012

In Bagan (Burma), the land of the thousands temples, I noticed this wonderfully carved bronze Buddhist bell. Placed in the courtyard giving access to the temple, I guess it was once (maybe still) used to call for the prayer. As it often happens in Burma, I wasn't able to find any reference to the time when it...

Travel Postcards / 15.08.2012

While visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon (Burma), I took some time to look at the details of this Buddhist nun's pink robe and its harmonious folds. As I watched it, I couldn't help thinking at the beautiful classic Greek sculptures or the Renaissance paintings with their superb drapes. [pullquote]In Burma, Nuns wear pink robes with a touch of...