Stroll down Rangoon’s Bogyoke Aung San Street and you’ll come upon the large Rangoon General Hospital, a marvelous Victorian architecture, the most elegant colonial-era building surviving in varying stages of decline. It was the first public building in British Burma the foundation of which was laid in 1911 by Sir Harcourt Spencer Butler, the former Governor of United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, India. Impressively constructed with reinforced concrete, this enormous structure was elegantly designed with a lot of large expansive arches and appearing to towering turrets indistinctly.
The traditional colours of maroon and yellow remained to this day giving this building the distinctive character everyone would admire. Butler later went on to serve as Governor of Burma from 1923 to 1927. Like Burma itself, RGH has seen better days but still a fully functional hospital despite lack of maintenance, once-grand edifice of the Empire that is unparalleled in Southeast Asia and represents as the best remaining example of a colonial core in the region and to stroll in RGH compound is, quite literally to step back in time through chapters of Burmese history.
Picture of the stunning turrets standing proudly on the main building.
In Workshop 1/2:
The sheer beauty of the facades
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eldancer1 (36343) 2012-12-14 9:26
Somehow it's very interesting seeing British architectures in Asia, but I supposed architectural influence is everywhere like the Spanish style we have in the Philippines. Awesome capture of this building. I like the lighting and it has good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
mesutilgim (95248) 2012-12-14 9:38
It didn't yet colect enough points which it deserves but it's a nice capture with good effect.
Many interesting notes makes it a good TE entry.
TFS and best regards
dta (77972) 2012-12-14 9:45
Hello Abmdsudi ,
An interesting close up of this intersting building . For sure , the contrast of the vivid red with the blue sky is attractive .
pajaran (60575) 2012-12-14 9:51
Dobar tekst o staroj arhitekturi sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na staru kucu ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Lepa fasada, sa detaljima na staroj kuci.
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici.
Sve najbolje za vikend.
Good article on the old architecture, with the given data ...
A nice view of the old house ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, nice revealed.
Beautiful facade, with details on the old home.
Good work with beautiful photographs of the workshop.
All the best for the weekend.
emilbo (22616) 2012-12-14 10:19
Bien montrés cette superbe architecture qui date de plus de 100 ans. Excellente composition et bonne gestion de l'éclairage entre ombre et lumière qui crée un bel effet. Excellente composition, belle diagonale et merveilleux contraste de couleurs.
Bravo!... pour l'excellente qualité et bonne fin de semaine,
TopGeo (38216) 2012-12-14 10:40
Hello Abmdsudi ,
An interesting building! A fine shot well taken, Great architecture photo, great, balanced framing and composition!with details! shadows! lines and contrast Great light management, beautiful colours and sharpness!
ourania (45366) 2012-12-14 11:08
a great and audacious choice to present a large and impressive building through a small part of the whole. A very sharp description that gives us a good idea about the unique style of the building. The careful composition and framing enhance the power and attractiveness of the diagonal crossing the frame from top right to bottom left. The well defined colours and contrasts offer a graphic impression and are very pleasant to look at. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
Fis2 (97541) 2012-12-14 11:50
Excellent POV and composition.
I like light and sharpness.
delpeoples (58030) 2012-12-14 19:20
It seems the Victorian architecture is also in Myanmar. I saw it alot in Malaysia. Beautiful rich red tones and fantastic architectural details. I like the tight frame alot and the swhite frame is very tasteful.
Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful day
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-12-14 21:00
Hello Abmdsudi - I find your note fascinating, that the first public building the British built was a hospital tells us something about life in this far-flung outpost of the Empire. I love the contrasting colours in this shot; blue and orange are made for each other and the light reveals the facets of the tower very well. Simple and strong. Warm regards Rosemary
papagolf21 (101852) 2012-12-15 1:02
Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
Une époque flamboyante pour une architecture révolue.
Le cadrage est parfait pour donner au sujet tout l'intérêt qu'il mérite.
Une excellente note d'accompagnement pour une très bonne composition, nous sommes comblés.
kato (11630) 2012-12-15 1:32
You're capturing well this General Hospital of colonial-era by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's imressive to see the ekegant architecture with red wall and gold frame. It seems to have followed the style of building of the Victoria age as you note. The whole is hamonized well by red, gold and blue colors.
jhm (152860) 2012-12-15 1:32
Legacy of the past glory, but a wonderful image splendid photographed.
I also enjoyed the management of light, chosen pov and composition.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant for look at.
A very well taken care off picture.
Very well done Abmdsudi, thanks.
Have a nice weekend,
Atousa (7131) 2012-12-15 1:47
Good presentation of this beautiful architecture in a great frame.. I like the colors n the details.. thanks for sharing n also for the nice WS photos.
Best regards, Atousa
dkmurphys (58654) 2012-12-15 7:23
Very fine detail in great colors and textures. I like the idea, well taken.
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-12-15 9:01
beautiful example of British heritage in Asia.I think it was a great idea to frame the scene like that.I like the perspective.Love also combination of warm light and colors,which interplays so well together.Very attractive presentation of the General Hospital building.You have also excellent eye for architecture.
josepmarin (58357) 2012-12-15 9:40
this close-up is effective, and offers us the details of this fantastic architecture with a great sharpness.
I like the vivid reddish color and its contrast with the yellow decorations, as well as the nice game of light and shades on the building. The graphical quality is very high, and the photo has a great visual power.
Both photos in WS are great also.
A beautiful work!
holmertz (52656) 2012-12-15 12:16
With the sun shining on them like this, these turrets have acquired a red tone, bordering on orange, with an intensity rarely seen. Whereas the workshops show the fine details of the colonial architecture, this photo is mainly about red against blue with a touch of gold, It's all about colours.
m (0) 2012-12-15 13:13
the architecture is definitely majestic and so are the bold colors. Strangely enough it looks absolutely bright red in the sun, quite different from the color in WS.
The blue sky is the best backdrop for this stylish beauty, I only wish there were a bit more of it at the top:)
Have a happy Sunday
mirosu (16227) 2012-12-15 22:45
You have made a good attempt here, choosing to go in tight on the building. The composition works well, and the focus with deep DOF draws the full attention to the well lit small tower. The building itself is very well-exposed. Asymmetrical arrangement creates excellent balance and harmony. Excellent!!!
Cricri (119427) 2012-12-16 8:49
Une architecture de toute beauté, sa couleurs est attrayante et donne super bien sur le fond bleu, la lumière est belle et le cadrage bien penser, les détails en vue plus approfondie sont magnifiques
shevchenko (20516) 2012-12-16 19:51
Clear to see the architecture that built with bricks, good WS photos that close up and showing the other selected parts of the magnificent old building, distinct color, good sharpness, well done.
mkamionka (36711) 2012-12-17 5:13
very attractive detail of the architecture. I love the vivid colors. Red goes well with the blue sky. Very well spotted!
Alco (7381) 2012-12-17 18:35
Superb close-up on this building.The sunlight is perfect to emphasise the colors of the turrets.Very nice blue sky to complete the picture.Very well done.
Have a nice day.
ikeharel (71355) 2015-07-18 2:01
Good evening Abmdsudi,
Marvelous tones of red and gold, and an edifice that is looking very attractive, though it is a hospital.
Shaded facade well managed with the lit parts of the domes. Interesting readin's.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
berek (50494) 2015-12-23 23:10
impressive architecture.The framing is perfect to give about all the interest it deserves.
all the best.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (54053)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-02-24
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW 200, Tokina 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-14 8:01