Yangon, Rough & Tender
30 images Created 29 Dec 2012
Myanmar has been embracing storms of the ‘outer’ world since the unexpected but long awaited political reforms which began in 2010. Yangon, where lies the eye of these economic tornados, has a hint of roughness for everyday life while people also manage to retain a gentleness and tenderness which might fade over time. The casual urgencies on the streets, the morning walks of new and old urbanites, the assembly of lovers inside and surrounding each garden, the ravishing architectural heritage submitting to new businesses, a lot might transit away from Yangon’s day to day life. Meanwhile, encounters keep happening, games keep getting played, dogs keep getting loved and curtains keep getting raised every day.