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photoblog image Yangon Circle Train #5

Yangon Circle Train #5

The train carriage is a fine platform for People-watching activities...here are some of my observations of folks awaiting their ride...you can see that the normal dress for adult women and men is the sarong, and that women tend to favour strong colours:

Yangon Circle Train

 

Yangon Circle Train

 

Yangon Circle Train

Yangon Circle Train #5

The train carriage is a fine platform for People-watching activities...here are some of my observations of folks awaiting their ride...you can see that the normal dress for adult women and men is the sarong, and that women tend to favour strong colours:

Yangon Circle Train

 

Yangon Circle Train

 

Yangon Circle Train

comments (13)

J'aime beaucoup la deuxième photo.
Ray: Merci Martine ... J'ai été ravi de faire ce coup!
you've captured a good collections of moods in this presentation Ray... the girls in first picture seem to fear the man who is approaching...
the mother feeding her child seems bored with the whole world...
i like the colours of the women's sarongs....petersmile
Ray: One of the pleasures of a slow-moving train, Peter...photo-opportunities keep appearing in the window frame.
if i am not mistaken, this sarong is locally known as longyi, Ray. i like the floral patterns and the stripes on the female ones.
Ray: Yes, Ayush...the sarong has many names throughout S and SE Asia...lungi, sarong, lavalava, pareo, sarung, longyi, etc...
  • Alan
  • Portland, Oregon.
  • 8 Sep 2017, 05:24
Ray: Thank you for your excellent commentary, Alan...it does not matter at all if your description is accurate...the point is that the slow-moving train is a wonderful viewing platform, and frames a fantastic array of photo-opportunities in the window for the voyeur. It is a thoroughly recommended way of experiencing a new city. My travelling friends and I also favour long, slow strolls through the streets, and have also commenced cycling where there is a need for greater distances to be covered...but, the slow-moving train is exceptional.

This post tries to make that point, which I repeat a couple of times as the series progresses.
You're becoming a veritable photo journalist, Ray!
Ray: I enjoy telling a story this way, Ginnie, and have many more trips in S and SE Asia that I will show my SC Buddies over the next few years.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 8 Sep 2017, 07:44
Loving those strong colours but a sarong on a bloke - in yer dreams!
Ray: I have worn a sarong a few times, Chris...it is not a problem.

The ladies of Myanmar do seem to favour full-on colours.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 8 Sep 2017, 07:45
Alan's comment is a thing of joy..
Ray: Ha Ha

Alan did say some pithy stuff, Chris, but it seems to have faded away!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 8 Sep 2017, 08:31
Interesting studies Ray. In the top picture the women look a bit suspiciously at that bloke. The older lady in protective pose.
Ray: Yes...the older women is giving the impression she would prefer to be travelling by chauffeur-driven Mercedes, Chad.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 8 Sep 2017, 08:54
Catching up with the earlier ones, too, Ray; but I could people watch with you for ever - great
Ray: Thank you, Lisl. There will be more people studies as we go along...people-watching is one of my favourite activities.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Sep 2017, 12:18
What a platform - sit cosy in a train, while taking picture unobtrusively. You could actually even install a tripod as well - yes, yes, I know - not before your 90th smile And in the results it is clear that no-one is posing.
Ray: The slow train is a fabulous platform for the photographer, Louis.
I would love to know about the painted faces.
Ray: It is coming soon, Mary...I have some great shots and an explanation already queued.
The girl with the baby looks totally cheesed off
Ray: Perhaps not having her best day...
As you say, Ray, a nice locatin for people watching.
Ray: One of the unheralded benefits of a slow-moving train, Tom.

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