Friday, February 27, 2015

Faces on Friday - Children of Gyeiktaw Village - Ngapali Beach - Myanmar









Although the children often tended to look away from the camera rather than at it, due to shyness, they were happy to have their photos taken. For them the exciting bit was afterwards when I showed them the photos of themselves on the camera. They were absolutely fascinated.

The photos were taken on my trip to Myanmar in December 2013, which I have been sharing aspects of here on Travel Tales, both in my World at Work and Faces on Friday series, as well as a series of other posts.

If you are interested in reading my earlier posts about Our Myanmar Trip here are the links.


Inle Lake - Impressions of Myanmar - Burma


Saturday, February 21, 2015

World at Work 1 - Fabric Weaving - Mandalay - Myanmar


















The photos above were taken during a visit to a Fabric Weaving Establishment in Myanmar.

This post originally appeared in June last year on my Photography Blog. Due to a change in direction with my blogging I have decided to republish the series on Travel Tales. Once all transferred here any future World at Work posts will just be published on this blog.

I hope you will continue to enjoy this series, as I have lots to share with you over the coming months.

These photos were taken by LindyLouMac during a visit to Myanmar in December 2013.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Faces on Friday - Myanmar

This post consists of  some of a series of  photographs that first appeared on my photography blog, which is now closed. I am now amalgamating these photos into Travel Tales where the series will appear in future. If you wish to view earlier photos from other countries please visit LindyLouMac's World in Photos as today I have just reposted those from Myanmar.


Faces On Friday - Shopping in Yangon - Myanmar - Burma


I was fortunate to visit this fascinating and beautiful country recently and I came home with thousands of photographs, plenty of material for this regular Friday post.

Are you grateful not to have to carry your shopping home like this? I certainly am, although I am sure it would be good for ones posture!

Faces On Friday - Monk at Shwedagon Pagoda - Myanmar - Burma





Those of you that read my Travel Tales blog will know that at the moment I am posting about a trip to the beautiful and interesting country of Myanmar. The people are very friendly and I added many people portraits to my collection. Today for Faces on Friday I feature another portrait from Myanmar, a Monk at the Shwedagon Pagoda. This lovely smiley gentleman approached my daughter and me, as Westerners we soon discovered that the Monks love to chat and use their often excellent English. We had a long chat to this one and he was more than happy to pose for us. 

Faces On Friday - Ladies at Work - Shwedagon Pagoda - Myanmar - Burma


Those of you that read my Travel Tales blog will know that at the moment I am posting about a trip to the beautiful and interesting country of Myanmar. The people are very friendly and I added many people portraits to my collection. Today for Faces on Friday I feature another study from Myanmar, ladies hard at work cleaning the marble at Shwedagon Pagoda


Faces On Friday - Cheroot Smoking Lady - Myanmar


During our travels in Myanmar we often saw ladies smoking cigars, technically Cheroots, as they are a cylindrical cigar with both ends clipped during manufacture. During our visit we did in fact on another occasion see them being manufactured, but I will save those photos for another post. Although also smoked in other countries cheroots are most commonly associated with Myanmar by the British, maybe because smoking them was so widespread in the colonial days. They also feature in George Orwell's novel Burmese Days and Kipling's MandalayThe photo I have shared today was taken during a visit to Maha Muni Pagoda .

Faces On Friday - Youth to Maturity - Myanmar - Portraits 








. Portraits of lovely Burmese people from youth to maturity.

Faces On Friday - World at Work - Ferry Ticket Office - Myanchan Jetty - Mandalay - Myanmar


























A couple of weeks ago for my World at Work feature I posted photos of the famous Star Ferry in Hong Kong. I came across this photo when I was writing the next post for Travel Tales which is about a trip to Mingun from Mandalay. It struck me just how very different the World of Work is for these young ladies in comparison to those Hong Kong Ferry Sailors.





The second photo is of my daughter and myself with the 'Tourist Police', there to make sure everything went smoothly and that we caught the right ferry! They were very keen to be photographed with us, they are so excited that more people are now visiting their beautiful country. I thought it made a good subject for 'Faces On Friday'

Faces On Friday - Buddhist Monk and Family - Yangon - Myanmar


In Myanmar there is a long tradition of temporary ordination of Buddhist monks and married men can traditionally return to the monastery from time to time, provided they have their wives' permission. As seen in this next photo, where the wife and daughter are proudly walking along behind this monk.   This photo previously appeared in my post entitled Yangon - Further First Impressions of Myanmar - Burma on my Travel Tales blog.

Faces On Friday - Buddhist Monks - Myanmar

Buddhist Monks in Myanmar.


Faces on Friday - Young Lovers - Myanmar




































Young lovers enjoying lunch in the park in Yangon, Myanmar.

These photos were taken during my trip to Myanmar over Christmas and New Year 2013/14.  Yes still sharing photos from this fabulous trip one year on, I took so many!


Faces on Friday - Buddhist Monk - Waiting For Sunset - Bagan - Myanmar




As mentioned above, I will be continuing with this series here on the Travel Tales blog, but I doubt it will be every week! I hope you my readers will find these posts of interest.