The road to market was busy every morning with people transporting their goods and buying their wares.
This was in 2011, today I have no idea how it is. This is in the most troubled area of Rakhine, the area where the Rohingyas have been persecuted and forced to fell into neighbouring Bangladesh.
This is an area where we spent lots of time and have many fond memories shared with Burmese and Rohingyas.
A poignant photo for me.
The warm glow of the rising sun on that splendid tree really make this image!! I also really like the way people's faces are visible. The people look so peaceful and cooperative, falling into lines ordered by speed and direction. I understand the pain you must feel as you think about these gentle people being persecuted. Sadly, this seems to be happening in many places. The coming New Yorker has an interesting article by the chess champion, Kasperov. He discusses some of the causes from his perspective. If you're interested, I'll try to send it to you. GLF, Pat
Everlasting (2018/12/06 08:08:07): Thanks for the heads up on this Pat.i will try to get a copy here it should be possiblest le in Rotterdam
It looks so peaceful in these days. It would have room for everybody no matter what we believe in etc. but obviously "we" do not want to live in peace, there is always someone that all of the sudden sees in the other a danger. Sad to see these cultures go.
Hi, one of the country that is still very much in trouble. Even countries like Vietnam Laos and Cambodia are having better days. Even with more tourists in Burma, they are still so very oppressed. This image seems very peaceful and hope they remain peaceful.
The framing with the big tree dominating the entire scene, the sun lit house to the left and the busy "avenue" to the right gives the impression of a beautiful world. Sad enough to realize now that underneath this beauty was a dark human side brewing already and which erupted not much later from when you took this shot. No wonder that it has a special meaning for you!