More images of Rangoon/Yangon, the country’s former capital and largest city. The new capital is called Naypyidaw, 250 mles north of Rangoon, built in 2006.

General elections in Myanmar in November 2015 were won by the National League for Democracy, the first free election in fifty years. The leader is Aung San Suu Kyi.

 

 

Burma, Rangoon: condo towers
Burma, Rangoon: condo towers...
Burma, Rangoon: private house
Burma, Rangoon: private house...
Burma, Rangoon: high-end cars are frequent
Burma, Rangoon: high-end cars are frequent...
Burma, Rangoon: much construction
Burma, Rangoon: much construction...
Burma, Rangoon: modern office buildings
Burma, Rangoon: modern office buildings...
Burma, Rangoon: high-rise buildings
Burma, Rangoon: high-rise buildings...
Burma, Rangoon: shopping mall entrance
Burma, Rangoon: shopping mall entrance...
Burma, Rangoon: traffic jam
Burma, Rangoon: traffic jam...
Burma, Rangoon: traffic roundabout plantings
Burma, Rangoon: traffic roundabout plantings...
Burma, Rangoon: some leafy streets
Burma, Rangoon: some leafy streets...
Burma, Rangoon: view from out hotel
Burma, Rangoon: view from out hotel...
Burma, Rangoon: Clover Hotel facade
Burma, Rangoon: Clover Hotel facade...
Burma, Rangoon: workers break time with phones
Burma, Rangoon: workers break time with phones...
Burma, Rangoon: making pasties for lunch
Burma, Rangoon: making pasties for lunch...
Burma, Rangoon: our waiter
Burma, Rangoon: our waiter...
Burma, Rangoon:bookstores everywhere
Burma, Rangoon:bookstores everywhere...
Burma, Rangoon:bookstores everywhere
Burma, Rangoon:bookstores everywhere...
Burma, Rangoon: fresh fruit
Burma, Rangoon: fresh fruit...
Burma, Rangoon:construction site
Burma, Rangoon:construction site...
Burma, Rangoon:construction site; workers removing old cement piers by hand with sledge
Burma, Rangoon:construction site; workers removing old cemen...
Burma, Rangoon: news magazines are slightly more critical
Burma, Rangoon: news magazines are slightly more critical...
Burma, Rangoon: posters of 'The Lady'; her party won the election
Burma, Rangoon: posters of 'The Lady'; her party won the ele...
Burma, Rangoon: Bogyoke Aung San Market; enormous market selling everything from
Burma, Rangoon: Bogyoke Aung San Market; enormous market sel...
Burma, Rangoon: typical youth with cell phone
Burma, Rangoon: typical youth with cell phone...
Burma, Rangoon: street vendor selling turnips and corn
Burma, Rangoon: street vendor selling turnips and corn...
Burma, Rangoon: Bogyoke Aung San Market along the main road of
Burma, Rangoon: Bogyoke Aung San Market along the main road ...
Burma, Rangoon: Bogyoke Aung San Market delivery boys
Burma, Rangoon: Bogyoke Aung San Market delivery boys...
Burma, Rangoon: lunch time (no one wears shoes)
Burma, Rangoon: lunch time (no one wears shoes)...
Burma, Rangoon: Bogyoke Aung San Market art store
Burma, Rangoon: Bogyoke Aung San Market art store...
Burma, Rangoon: Bogyoke Aung San Market beads
Burma, Rangoon: Bogyoke Aung San Market beads...
Burma, Rangoon: local train station
Burma, Rangoon: local train station...
Burma, Rangoon: local train tracks
Burma, Rangoon: local train tracks...
Burma, Rangoon: local train (circa 1950)
Burma, Rangoon: local train (circa 1950)...
Burma, Rangoon: local train (circa 1950)
Burma, Rangoon: local train (circa 1950)...
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Burma, Rangoon: main boulevard, Strand Road looking east
Burma, Rangoon: main boulevard, Strand Road looking east...
Burma, Rangoon: Yangon River from Strand Road
Burma, Rangoon: Yangon River from Strand Road...
Burma, Rangoon: main boulevard, Strand Road looking west; Port Authority building
Burma, Rangoon: main boulevard, Strand Road looking west; Po...
Burma, Rangoon: Strand Road building
Burma, Rangoon: Strand Road building...
Burma, Rangoon: famous Strand Hotel on Strand Road; opened 1901; residence
Burma, Rangoon: famous Strand Hotel on Strand Road; opened 1...
Burma, Rangoon: fruit stand adjacent to Strand Hotel
Burma, Rangoon: fruit stand adjacent to Strand Hotel...
Burma, Rangoon: lunch time
Burma, Rangoon: lunch time...
Burma, Rangoon: Sule Paya shrine is in the center of
Burma, Rangoon: Sule Paya shrine is in the center of the cit...
Burma, Rangoon: Sule Paya shrine, 2000 years old
Burma, Rangoon: Sule Paya shrine, 2000 years old...
Burma, Rangoon: High Court with clock tower
Burma, Rangoon: High Court with clock tower...
Burma, Rangoon: fences against protests
Burma, Rangoon: fences against protests...
Burma, Rangoon: fences against protests
Burma, Rangoon: fences against protests...
Burma, Rangoon: Mahabandoola Park with red  brick High Court and
Burma, Rangoon: Mahabandoola Park with red brick High Court...
Burma, Rangoon: red brick Victorian design High Court building
Burma, Rangoon: red brick Victorian design High Court buildi...
Burma, Rangoon: The High Court resides in the High Court Building,
Burma, Rangoon: The High Court resides in the High Court Bui...
Burma, Rangoon: European architecture; the country was a British colony for
Burma, Rangoon: European architecture; the country was a Bri...
Burma, Rangoon: Centrally Located in downtown Rangoon  the City Hall
Burma, Rangoon: Centrally Located in downtown Rangoon the C...
Burma, Rangoon: student film project
Burma, Rangoon: student film project...
Burma, Rangoon: student friends at  Independence Monument
Burma, Rangoon: student friends at Independence Monument...
Burma, Rangoon: Mahabandoola Garden park surrounds the Independence Monument; After Independence from
Burma, Rangoon: Mahabandoola Garden park surrounds the Indep...
Burma, Rangoon: two students in Mahabandoola Garden
Burma, Rangoon: two students in Mahabandoola Garden...
Burma, Rangoon: Mahabandoola Garden park is next to Sule Paya pagoda
Burma, Rangoon: Mahabandoola Garden park is next to Sule Pay...
Burma, Rangoon: Mahabandoola Garden; two students
Burma, Rangoon: Mahabandoola Garden; two students...
Burma, Rangoon: Mahabandoola Park with Sule Paya in back
Burma, Rangoon: Mahabandoola Park with Sule Paya in back...
Burma, Rangoon: lunch time for construction workers
Burma, Rangoon: lunch time for construction workers...
Burma, Rangoon: break time for workers
Burma, Rangoon: break time for workers...
Burma, Rangoon: condo tower
Burma, Rangoon: condo tower...
Burma, Rangoon: Mahabandoola Garden park; Independence Monument (L) and office buildings
Burma, Rangoon: Mahabandoola Garden park; Independence Monum...