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The Ubein Bridge

February 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

You may remember photos I took in Myanmar of the a place called the UBein bridge. It is a 1.2 kilometer crossing that spans a lake. It was built around 1850 of teakwood taken from an old palace and re-purposed for the bridge. It is believed to be the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the World.

It is a much photographed landmark in Myanmar and is heavily used to cross the lake. Sunset is a great time to take pictures... the light is great, and there's plenty of foot traffic to add to the visual effect. There is a monastery on one side of the bridge so much of the foot traffic is from crossing monks. There's been quite a change in the software since our visit 6 years ago so I decided to re-process some of the images... hence, this post.

All of these images shown here were taken from a small row boat.



As you can see, there are no guard rails and bicyclists walk their bikes across. It is 20 or 30 feet to the water so it took this yankee a bit of nerve to walk across the bridge. You wouldn't want to accidently bump into some one!


Here are two monks crossing:


We had good luck and got great skies to accentuate the sunset:


More ...


This is a favorite that's been shown before:


But, this is my favorite of the group. I love the colors and the simplicity of the shot:


That's it for this post. I hope you enjoyed the look back at some images taken 6 years ago.

As  always, thanks for taking the time to look and comment!



P.S. This set of images look particularly good when shown in the larger format ... just click on one and see!


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