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A trip back in time.....

Badly dilapidated old colonial style building so common across the former British Empire, built in the 1900s with shops underneath along a main street in Maymyo. This is a few examples that played such a large part in the town's economic life; facade of the top level of a two storey building that serves as the living quarters for members of merchant's extended family. This active building still houses the business community, living as they probably did more than a century ago.

Located in the hills of Shan Highlands of central Burma, Pyin Oo Lwin was a quiet village until it was discovered by the British in 1896 and developed into a popular summer retreat for the colonists. The town was
renamed Maymyo - May’s town in Burmese, after British colonel James May, commander of Bengal Regiment. Today, Pyin Oo Lwin continues to provide a respite from the sweltering summer temperatures of the
lowlands, and seems almost like a slice of 1920s Britain transplanted into the highlands. One of its best attractions is the botanical gardens, established in 1915 and modelled after Kew Gardens in England.

Setting: 70 mm, 1/160 sec, F14, ISO Raw 200, 1015 hrs

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