Shelf In The Storefront Of A Bookstore

Books lining bookshelf
Shot in the city of Yangon, Myanmar tetsuOzawa

Many books lined the bookshelf in the storefront of a bookstore in Yangon

Walking the street of the central Yangon, I found another bookshop. Some shelves were placed in the storefront and many books lined the bookshelves. Seemingly, this bookstore was a second-hand bookstore.

Unfortunately, most of them were written in Burmese. I couldn't understand what was written on them. Yet I could have a general idea of the contents by looking at the covers. Apparently, most of the books on the shelf were written about the history of Myanmar. I could find the faces of Aung San and his daughter, Aung San Suu Kyi. The books which put Aung San on a cover might be written about the independence of this country and the books which put Aung San Suu Kyi on a cover might be written about the contemporary history of this country.

The parent and child exerted a significant degree of influence on the Burmese history.

JP

Who is Aung San?

Aung San (13 February 1915 – 19 July 1947) was a Burmese politician and revolutionary. He served as the 5th Premier of the British Crown Colony of Burma from 1946 to 1947. Initially he was a communist and later a social democratic politician. He was known as a revolutionary, nationalist, and as the founder of the Tatmadaw (modern-day Myanmar Armed Forces), and is considered as the Father of the Nation of modern-day Myanmar. He was one of the co-founders and first General Secretary of the Communist Party of Burma, one of the armed revolution group during post-colonial Burma after his death.

Where is Yangon?

PHOTO DATA

No

10997

Shooting Date

Sep 2018

Posted On

May 3, 2019

Place

Yangon, Myanmar

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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