Myanmar

Sagaing, Upper Myanmar: Brightly decorated ox play their part in the lively shin pyu pwe, a lively and boisterous coming of age ceremony every Buddhist takes part in when they are eight or nine years old

 

Photographer Marie Starr is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these daily life images.  To see Marie’s body of work click on any photograph.

 

Bago, Bago Division: Fifty praying Buddha images in the leafy grounds of a monastery

 

Taunggyi, Shan State: A vendor at the Taunggyi market tosses her fresh chilies and blows out the leaves

 

Taungbyone, Mandalay Division: An elderly tobacco seller puffing on a cheroot at a large nat/spirit festival near Mandalay

 

Mindat, Chin State: An elderly Chin woman with traditional tattooed face and beaded jewelry plays a solemn tune lamenting the loss of her late husband on her nose-blown flute.

 

Pathein, Ayeyerwaddy Division: A man delivers drinking water to homes and businesses around the city the traditional way despite being shouldered out by an increasing amount of motorized vehicles

 

Shan Kitchen, Yangon: Restaurants specialising in Shan food are popular throughout the country because Shan food is so good. This is tofu nway, a delicious breakfast of chicken noodles with a warm tofu gravy poured over.

 

Dawei, Thaninaryi Division: Fish at the local fresh fish market in Dawei waiting to be sold

 

Pathein, Ayeyerwaddy Division: Handmade parasols from Pathein are famous across Myanmar

 

U Bein Bridge, Mandalay: Kids play at bath time near U Bein Bridge, the longest teak bridge in the world

 

Taungoo, Bago Division: Old colonial houses, once great and grand, now overtaken with wilderness

 

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By Marie Starr

 

 

 

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