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Willie Weir : November 16th, 2012

Photos of the Day — Nov 16

From atop our hotel rooftop garden Mandalay is beautiful. From the ground, it is a dirty, gritty city. There are pockets of tremendous beauty amongst a vast tangle of muddy streets, open sewers, piles of construction waste with well-aged bits of litter woven through it all. I snapped this photo of an advertisement for beauty […]

Willie Weir : November 15th, 2012

Photos of the Day — Nov 15

Cycling down from the mountain highlands into Mandalay, we passed the roadside flower market. Bushels of chyrsanthemums lined the streets. This driver is getting a giant bundle of flowers strapped to her scooter. She would later pass us, likely en route to a sell outside a temple. -k

From a distance, I was confused. The […]

Willie Weir : November 14th, 2012

Photos of the Day — Nov 14

We spent hours at the Kandawgyi National Gardens – a series of gardens wound through an enormous space – an orchid garden, a swamp walk, pine forest, rock garden, tea garden, euphorbia garden, etc. But it was the bamboo that dazzled. Wow! I wanted to wait for a wind storm to brew up, just so […]

Willie Weir : November 8th, 2012

Photos of the Day – Nov 8

Inley Lake is much more than a lake, it’s multiple scattered villages built over the water where life carries on just like on land. The boat loaded with goods (on the right) is like a convenience store and the lady in the boat on the left is doing some drive-by shopping. I watched her pick […]