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photoblog image Yangon Circle Train #2

Yangon Circle Train #2

We are staying with friend, David, in the large house he is renting whilst working in Yangon.

 

It is about 0700. We have just walked several kilometres and eventually found our way to the Yangon Central Railway Station.

 

We try to purchase Circle Line tickets at the main ticketing office, but eventually get the message that these tickets are available only from a special office on platform #4...its down there, somewhere!

 

Here is Koen, galantly striding towards what he thinks might be the ticket office.

Yangon Circle Line

Yangon Circle Train #2

We are staying with friend, David, in the large house he is renting whilst working in Yangon.

 

It is about 0700. We have just walked several kilometres and eventually found our way to the Yangon Central Railway Station.

 

We try to purchase Circle Line tickets at the main ticketing office, but eventually get the message that these tickets are available only from a special office on platform #4...its down there, somewhere!

 

Here is Koen, galantly striding towards what he thinks might be the ticket office.

Yangon Circle Line

comments (13)

La deuxième photo ressemble à  la gare de Brest.
Ray: Je devrais accepter tes conseils, Martine, car je n'ai jamais visité Brest. Je suppose que c'est une conception de plate-forme assez courante depuis 80-100 ans?
  • Alan
  • Portland, Oregon.
  • 5 Sep 2017, 00:56
I bet it will involve a visit to a bar first.
Ray: It is 0700...what a civilised idea!

Alas...Yangon has no beer places open at that time. Anticipating this, we made sure to drink heartily last night!
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 5 Sep 2017, 06:36
I couldn't miss the grass-grown track, Alan
Ray: They could graze water buffalo here, Lisl.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 5 Sep 2017, 07:00
This place has a rather charming look of dilapidation about it. I hope you got your tickets..
Ray: Yes...you have described it well, Chris.

We got our tickets...including yours.
Bonjour , J'aime beaucoup ta première prise de vue , très original !!
Bonne journée
Ray: La promenade sur les plates-formes était très élevée et m'a donné cette belle vue, Claudine.
This station would look wonderful if it were restored
Ray: I think it has a lot of potential, Bill. I read recently that the gov't plans major renovations of The Circle Line, so I hope they renovate this station rather than replace it.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 5 Sep 2017, 08:20
Blimey Ray, you should have taken a taxi. Looks like the old station could do with a spruce up.
Ray: Walking is a great way to get a feel for a new city, Chad...taxis don't help with that.
I particularly like the top shot, it is a very old design of station isn't it.
Ray: I am guessing 1940's, Brian. With some effort it could be restored to a level of elegance and comfort that would make it a showpiece for Yangon.
I like the lines and color in this viewpoint
Ray: Thank you, Ruthiebear. The early morning sun assisted me here, as did the architecture of the building.
Bureaucracy is everywhere Ray.
Ray: We should find a use for this plentiful "resource", Larry...perhaps as cheap fertliiser...
Ah - the trials and tribulations of foreign travel!
Ray: It is great fun, Tom.
Is the green metal a try to make it look more like greenery or is this simply a common colour in construction?
Ray: It is a good question, Jacquelyn.

I doubt there is much thought about environmental issues involved...more likely the last contactor got his hands on a lot of cheap paint that happened to be green.
the golden spires and the white trusses (second image) are my highlights from this post, Ray.

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