Yangon, Electric Wires in... Pink
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Yangon, Urban Decay in… Pink

Yangon Pink Urban Decay

Yangon, Urban Decay in… Pink

Yangon Pink Urban Decay

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 interesting corners of what I would call ‘urban decay’. Unable to really appreciate it as a city, despite the glittering Sule and Shwedagon Pagodas, I tried to concentrate on a few images capturing my attention. What stroke me, apart from the people and the life in the streets, was indeed the urban decay. There was some unwitting harmony in these electric wires and the old, faded pink buildings to which they are attached. And as strange as it may seem, it was one of the few moments when I felt intrigued by Yangon.


More reading: 7 Things You Better Know Before Traveling to Burma


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Travel addict and passionate about photography, Simon Falvo started Wild About Travel back in 2009. Leveraging her strong PR background, she developed an extensive knowledge of Digital Communications and Social Media Marketing. Besides travel writing SImon holds workshops and trainings, she collaborated with tourism boards for digital marketing campaigns and participated as a speaker at several events.

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  • Sarah Carter
    Posted at 12:39h, 10 January Reply

    That’s fabulous – apart from the Shwedagon, for me Yangon is a memory of crumbling old mixed with the desire for new – your photos capture it perfectly. It seems sad but also to photogenic that its all just almost falling apart.

    • Simon
      Posted at 10:06h, 05 February Reply

      It’s nice to read that you share my feelings about Yangon. I can’t honestly say I liked it, but there were a few spots which really caught my eyes.

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