Couple Sleeping Together On The Train

Couple sleeping together on train car
Shot on Yangon Circular Railway in Yangon, Myanmar tetsuOzawa

The couple slept together on the train car

Went back to the downtown of Yangon where my hotel was there. The Yangon Circular Railway I got on from the Da Nyin Gone station was not crowded. Although it was a late afternoon, there was no early-evening commuter jam in Yangon.

The couple in this photo occupied the seat and slept well together. The husband slept with his head on his wife's lap. The slow clickety‐clack seemed to put them to sleep well. On the other hand, their daughter, who wore a green dress with Kitty's faces, stood on the seat and looked at the outside through the car window.

I heard it was a singularity to see people sleeping on the train for the westerners in Japan. Yet not only Japanese but also Burmese slept on the train. To sleep on the train car might be an Asian characteristic phenomenon.

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What is Yangon Circular Railway?

Yangon Circular Railway is the local commuter rail network that serves the Yangon metropolitan area. Operated by Myanmar Railways, the 45.9-kilometre (28.5 mi) 39-station loop system connects satellite towns and suburban areas to the city. Circa 2008–2010, the railway had about 200 coaches, had 20 daily runs, and sold 100,000 to 150,000 tickets daily. The loop, which takes about three hours to complete, is a way to see a cross section of life in Yangon. The Railway is heavily utilized by lower-income commuters, as it is (along with buses) the cheapest method of transportation in Yangon.

Where is Yangon?

PHOTO DATA

No

10951

Shooting Date

Sep 2018

Posted On

March 28, 2019

Place

Yangon, Myanmar

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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