Scenes from moving vehicles in Rangoon from 2010 – 2011

20 Sep

Scenes from moving vehicles in Rangoon from 2010 – 2011

Pre-reform Rangoon was mostly a quiet pedestrian city with a fair amount of cars and tri-shaws during the daytime and few cars at night. One never heard the ornery sound of blasting car horns. These scenes were taken in 2010 and early 2011. The roads then weren’t jammed with cars and trucks and massive SUV’s all inching around fighting for space with horns blaring. Even the traffic lights rarely worked since steady electricity was itself rare. Downtown Rangoon was actually so quiet that in the right location, in the evening before dusk, one could hear Catholic church bells, Muslim prayers, Hindu bells and sometimes on particular Buddhist holidays monks or nuns praying, all at the same time. It was aurally divine and soul soothing.  
 Man waiting to cross Aung San Street 
People waiting for their bus to arrive 
A boy selling corn seeds near Sule Pagoda
Myanmar Teleport’s main office downtown
A woman with child sitting alone
This corner shop is typical of treacherous sidewalk conditions in Yangon
The walkover near The Lion Beer Station
A trishaw peddler in the middle of the road 
Children playing with plastic crates in Bogyoke Market
A trash heap in the ally between two rows of buildings
Nice to see someone put this wonderful word to good use
Returning from Pwin Oo Lwin requires some keen driving craft 
Large satellite dishes hanging from buildings
A shoeless father walking his children home from school
 Sule Pagoda at mid-day from a nearby parking lot. Notice the absence of vehicles
A house in North Dagon
An oxcart taxi at Ngwe Saung Beach
My favorite lawn chair taxi in Rangoon 
A man sitting on the curb at a bus stop
 This street vendor crossing an intersection
People walking about doing their business in Rangoon 

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