A selection of Peter’s Burma photographs.
Many thanks to Peter for allowing us to share a selection of his superb Burma photographs taken on a 2012 Burma tour. In no particular order then with all photos taken by Peter Tilsley and additional comments from All Points East…………
First up an atmospheric dusk shot of the highly picturesque and photogenic U Bein Bridge near Mandalay.
Bagan dawn – another of Burma’s numerous spectacular moments.
And a couple of local girls displaying their thanaka designs, (a paste made from mixing water with ground tree bark) – popular in Burma for its cosmetic, cooling and insect repelling properties.
Monk studying at a temple at Inva (we think?)
Another awesome view of Bagan though this time a daylight panoramic view.
Palaung grandmother taken on a hike in the Shan Hills near Kalaw.
An iconic shot of the famous ‘one-legged’ rowing fishermen of Inle Lake – don’t try this at home!
And a stunning dawn shot of one particularly acrobatic fisherman on the Lake.
The last of Peter’s Burma photographs is what appears to be a precariously perched woman and baby on a very thin-looking dugout canoe on the lake. considering the lake-dwellers spend half their lives on water it certainly isn’t as risky as it looks but probably another one not to try at home!
(All photos were taken on the All Points East, Discover Burma ‘…quite like any land you know about’ tour.) Thanks again for the great photos Peter and lookout for a selection of his Cambodia images coming up soon on the blog. Cheers!