Maymyo or May's Town (now known as Pyin U Lwin) was established into a British hill station in 1896 to escape the stifling summer heat of the lowland and it became a stronghold of British influence in central Burma. Located about 70km away from Mandalay on a plateau over 1,200m above sea level in Shan State, Maymyo is delightfully cool and pleasant with fresh clean air the whole year round even at the height of summer and at certain times of the year it can get very chilly.
This very English town is well known for its colonial architecture with large compound and pine trees, eucalyptus and silver-oak abound in town. It is like a trip back in time! The town, was named after Major General James May of the 5th Bengal Infantry stationed here in 1886.
Today, Maymyo still has one of the larger populations of Anglo-Burmese in the country.
Picture of 1928 St Matthew’s Church, in Maymyo
Workshop1: This is one of the many colorful horse-drawn carriages, the standard public transportation around town.
Workshop2: Cadacraig, the famous British bungalow built 1904, located at Circular Road Maymyo
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Kamilutka (3207) 2013-01-19 7:51
nicely captured building which colors contrast greatly with blue sky. I like usage of trees to make the composition not only more interesting, but also to frame it neatly. Beautiful colors and good light management.
Thanks for sharing!
Noel_Byrne (7329) 2013-01-19 8:34
You have a wonderful eye for unique archtecture, particularly in places we may not expect to see it! ON glancing at this, I would think this to be in the United States due to its warm red brick, but your fine note of course teaches me where it is. I love the detail of the windows on the building too, and the tree on left creates great depth.
Red brick and blue sky work so beautifully together!
All the best
krzychu30 (8849) 2013-01-19 9:20
another beautiful example of British architecture in Asia.Love especially the red bricks and the way they contrast with the blue sky.Really eye-catching color combination.But also the composition and framing appeals to me much.The tree in the foreground obscuring slightly the view of the building adds a lot of charm to the whole composition.Superb composition taken with great sense for deatails and quality.I like it!
dta (51378) 2013-01-19 9:22
Hello Abmdsudi ,
An attractive red bricked church , that must not be so common in Myanmar . the angle of view is excellent , and even the bell tower is partially hidden by the branches , that works well .
cargus (6450) 2013-01-19 9:32
You have found a very favorable point of view to show this unique church in all its beauty. Excellent composition, wonderful light and perfect quality of the image!
eldancer1 (17008) 2013-01-19 9:51
Beautiful architecture and it does look out place. The tree in front gave more texture and good framing. Good lighting and dof with sharp details. Wonderful color contrast with the red bricks against the blue sky. Well done, tfs.
papagolf21 (76515) 2013-01-19 11:37
Bonsoir, cher Abmdsudi,
Nous replongeons avec délices à travers presque ce décor d'un temps révolu. Un grand merci pour les photos présentées en atelier (un pur régal).
Un lieu qui inspire calme et sérénité.
La présentation est de toute beauté.
holmertz (26906) 2013-01-19 11:52
i was in this town 40 years ago. I still remember it fairly well. It was a nice experience, certainly a touch of England but with a very srong Burmese flavour too. The good light means a lot to this photo. It brings out the best of the combination of blue, brick red and green. At least from this distance the church seems to be in a very good condition, which cannot be said of every other building in the country. I was delighted to see from the workshop that those horse-carriages are still around. They are among my most vivid memories of Maymyo.
Fis2 (73084) 2013-01-19 12:06
Good frame, colors and light.
I like tower.
gus72 (2508) 2013-01-19 18:40
Hi abmdsudi !!
nice photo from your trip to Maymyo in 2006.....old churches are always a good subject and you chose a fantastic POV that shows the building in all its splendour.
Red & white...... very British
Have a nice Sunday.
SnapRJW (18712) 2013-01-19 22:24
Hello Abmdsudi - These little English enclaves must be fascinating places to visit and I wonder what life was like for the colonial British who lived here. One always has a romantic view of such places which, I suppose, negate the reality of colonial rule. A pretty little church, shaded by the trees and giving no clue as to its Burmese location. A lovely trio of shots. Warm regards, Heave a lovely Sunday Rosemary
pajaran (36190) 2013-01-19 23:01
Dobar tekst o gradu i Crkvi sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na zeleno drvo i Crkvu.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazana arhitektura.
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici.
Good article about the city and the church with the given data ...
A beautiful view of the green wood and the Church.
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, good architecture is shown.
Good work with beautiful photographs of the workshop.
All the best.
Graal (88852) 2013-01-19 23:47
an interesting place in Myanmar. Good informations and quality of photos here and in WS. Amazing British heritage. Well presentation.
Have a nice day.
bayno (16175) 2013-01-20 1:48
yes is true big touch of English style..the image is perfectly framed with so nice light...i like the strong contrast between the colors, excellent dpet and always razor sharp....
my best regards,
josepmarin (55023) 2013-01-20 7:12
the combination of this English architecture with the trees is fantastic, I like how you have caught the beauty of the elements and how you have organized the composition.
There is a high quality of image, a nice light and a few beautiful colors in this splendid photo.
A great work, my friend.
Janusz1974 (2271) 2013-01-20 9:50
Hello Abmdsudi ,
Bautiful composition with this amazing church. Excellent colours and light well managed
Have a nice week
Schnappilic (7927) 2013-01-20 10:24
Good presentation of this beautiful building into a good frame with good light and interesting note. Congratulations for the result!
delpeoples (44904) 2013-01-20 22:21
Hello dear Abmdsudi
You make an interesting point about the Englishness of this town. I have seen so much colonial architecture in Malaysia, Vietnam and now in Myanmar. Beautiful, and such a contrast to the traditional stupa that we are used to seeing, although they are stunning in their own right. I love the deep colours and the good exposure on the sky. The Circular Polariser has worked its magic here. Excellent note and excellent photo.
dkmurphys (36759) 2013-01-21 7:25
Very fine capture of the colonial architecture. I like the colors and the presentation. Good catch!
ourania (12343) 2013-01-21 14:12
a wonderful picture that describes the architecture and environment with great detail and very pleasing rich colours. The point of view offers us a good idea of this charming building and gives you the chance to be very creative with the large tree in front of the facade; the character of the building is still clearly visible and the slender branches make it more intriguing and fill delightfully the smooth blue space above. The light vivifies the colours deliciously and I also like the suggestive role of the shadows. The picture of the carriage is very interesting and the one of the bungalow is captivating. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
adramad (27550) 2013-01-21 14:17
Very beautiful and striking image, that in view of the same, without reading information, one would place in Europe.
But thanks to your interesting and informative note, we put in the right place.
Delicious frame with the beautiful church among the big trees.
A bright light and beautiful colors.
Very good images also in the WS-
Very well done.
Have a nice day.
siolaw (37568) 2013-01-21 22:50
An interesting place and a good presentation of this particumar architecture. Clean colours and correct sharpness along with proper framing make it a pleasant picture.
danos (73960) 2013-01-21 23:40
excellent the light and the colour management of the image with the brilliant light to brings out the details of the church.I like the existence of the left tree as the beauty of the image.
npecanhuk (53889) 2013-01-22 2:13
Beautiful small church!
Attractive and pleasant-looking picuture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition really pleased me here!
TFS - congrats,
shevchenko (18243) 2013-01-25 0:50
I like your creative frame to the church with include big tree at foreground, beautiful old architecture that built with red bricks, nice blue sky as background, thanks for sharing an attractive colourful view in a sunny day.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (26215)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-13
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, ISO 200 RAW, Tokina 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-19 7:49