Category Archive: Shutter Bug’s Travels

Green 6: Bamboo Grove

Green 6: Bamboo Grove.  Bamboos are an important part of the life in  rural villages in Southeast Asia.  In these areas, bamboos comprise most of the materials used to construct houses and other… Continue reading

Green 5: A Rural Scene

Green 5: A Rural Scene.  The most familiar rural scenery in Southeast Asia would often comprise of vast rice fields, a thatch house and brook or a stream gurgling past it.  Paintings of… Continue reading

Green 4: Dry

Green 4: Dry.  I imagine these manual water pumps on their glory days when they were  the star of the daily village life — men, women and children queuing in front of these… Continue reading

Above the Clouds: A Biased Sun

A series of sunset photos taken above the clouds

Green 3: Water Pond

Green 3: Water Pond:  Open, unprotected water ponds, such as the one in the photo, is the main source of domestic water supply among many rural villages in Southeast Asia.   The pond is… Continue reading

Green 2: By the River Palms

Green 2: By the River Palms.  This type of palm is popular in many parts of Southeast Asia, especially those lined by the Mekong River and its tributaries, mainly because their fronds provide… Continue reading

Village Market – A Study of Light

I love taking photos of local village markets because they provide a snapshot of the life in the village; how villagers make a living, what they eat, what they wear, how they are… Continue reading

The Making of Monks

In Myanmar, all boys have to experience “monk-hood” once or several times before they reach the age of 20.  In the course of a year, usually during the celebration of the Thingyan festival,… Continue reading

Shan Portraits 1: Octogenarian

Portraits of an 88 year old Danu tribesman

The Sule Pagoda

The Sule Pagoda is a Burmese stupa located in the heart of downtown Yangon, occupying the centre of the city and an important space in contemporary Burmese politics, ideology and geography. According to legend, it was built before the Shwedagon… Continue reading

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