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 cement piers by hand with sledge hammers and chisels; no work boots, no hard hats
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 election during our visit, November 2015
Burma, Rangoon: Bogyoke Aung San Market; enormous market selling everything from
Burma, Rangoon: Bogyoke Aung San Market; enormous market selling everything from tomatoes to art paintings
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 of the same name
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)
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; Port Authority building on right
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 1901; residence for famous writers Kipling, Orwell, Maugham
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 city surrounded by roads and traffic
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 and Independence Monument in foreground
Burma, Rangoon: red brick Victorian design High Court building
Burma, Rangoon: red brick Victorian design High Court building
Burma, Rangoon: The High Court resides in the High Court Building,
Burma, Rangoon: The High Court resides in the High Court Building, an iconic colonial-era building
Burma, Rangoon: European architecture; the country was a British colony for
Burma, Rangoon: European architecture; the country was a British colony for over 100 years
Burma, Rangoon: Centrally Located in downtown Rangoon  the City Hall
Burma, Rangoon: Centrally Located in downtown Rangoon the City Hall building is considered to be a fine example of Myanmar architecture. The construction of this building started in 1926 and ended in 1936.
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 Independence Monument; After Independence from England, 1948 the park was renamed to honour General Thado Mahabandoola, a Burmese hero; For a year or two following the anti-junta government pro-democracy uprisings, in 1988????????90, the park was occupied by soldiers; many of the more violent events of the time took place nearby.
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 Paya pagoda
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 Monument (L) and office buildings