Yangon Window Scenes

Choose a portal into someone's life.
Choose a portal into someone's life.

I was low on energy at the end of my month long excursion in Myanmar မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ, after blasting round the country, spending 2-3 days at a time at my ‘hubs’ in each locale – trying to squeeze out, and maximise every last drop of the time afforded by my 28 day visa. It was too much really, and at the end of it all, I arrived back in Yangon ရန်ကုန်မြို့ 3 days before the expiration date, totally spent and ended up wallowing in my hotel room for most of them, venturing out only to seek sustenance from a nearby supermarket and the streetside vendors in the Lanmadaw District လမ်းမတော် where I was situated.

It was a shame really – The former capital is a really interesting city, chock full of worn, sun bleached British colonial-era architecture, ornate temples, and undoubtedly other hidden wonders you can only find by stumbling upon. I hope to return one day for a more thorough introduction, but until then, I did, during my self-imprisonment, get a great view from my room of the bustling streetlife outside, tracking it’s ebb and flow through the hours.

When night descended I captured this shot of the apartment complex opposite, captivated by the differing visual vibes of each unit, each balcony a small slice of life, isolated from those others just metres away.

Perhaps bizarrely, it also really reminds me of an old TV show I used to watch as a kid – witness: Zzzap!