As I boarded my flight to Bangkok last week, my colleague paused as we made our way down the aisle towards our seats. She had spotted a familiar face, U Thant Myint U, well known author (including The River of Lost Footsteps) and Chairman of the Yangon Heritage Trust. We were able to exchange a few words before taking our seats.
I had already selected the new background image, of the old Burma Bombay Press Building, but nevertheless that encounter probably played a part in my drive to share some of the many images I have of Yangon’s heritage and downtown area. This is an area which infuses energy and delight every time I visit. I have put together a gallery of images on the sister blog. This is a vivid, chaotic mix reflecting downtown life with its colours and vitality amidst modern and heritage architecture.
And a few words from U Thant Myint-U himself