Monks of Myanmar
I think my passion for photographing monks began in India when I spotted a large group of them posing in the Red Fort in Agra with the Taj Mahal in the background.
Brilliant Bagan, Myanmar
The amazing temples of Bagan crept up on us out of the dense vegetation that lined the route from the Nyaung Oo Airport to our hotel. It was an extra-ordinary sight – myriad temples rising above a lush green plain.
A Road to Mandalay
Come you back to Mandalay
Where the old Flotilla lay:
Can’t you ‘ear their paddles chunkin’ from Rangoon to Mandalay?
On the road to Mandalay – from The Road to Mandalay by Rudyard Kipling
The Wonders of Lake Inle in Myanmar
I was woken by the murmur of the long-tailed boats from the lake beyond the gardens of our luxurious hotel, Amata Garden Hotel. The smell of rose petals lingered in the air around me but not from the bushes in the flower beds – they were floating in my bath. Due to an over-booking situation I had been accommodated in a suite that was the temporary home of the hotel spa. But I’ll save that story for another time.
Yangon and a Trio of Temples
Despite a constant ebb and flow of visitors Shwedagon Paya in Yangon was a place of peace and serenity. Clusters of individuals worshipped in silence around the many small shrines offering up beautiful fresh flowers and fabulous foil decorations.