Various fruits were sold at a fruit stand at a night market on Strand Street along the Yangon River

Fruit store at a night market in Yangon
Woman holding a sugar apple in her hand
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I hadn't been abroad in a year, and my heart was racing. It was already evening when I arrived at the Yangon airport, and the sun had already set when I checked into my hotel. Nevertheless, as soon as I put my luggage in my room, I went out into the night with my camera in hand. The first place I went was Strand, a street that stretches along the Yangon River. I was told that there were many food stalls here even after dark.

Indeed, there were many stalls along Strand. But it was a little different from what I imagined. Since it was a night market along the river, I thought I would be able to see the night view of the river, but I could not. Unfortunately, there was a large port facility between the market and the river, so I couldn't see the river from the market. The area along Strand Street was originally built during the British colonial period, and there are still some stately buildings left from that time. If it were put to good use, it could become a tourist resource like the Bund in Shanghai, but all I can see from here is the quiet port facilities, so I can't enjoy the night market and the beautiful night view at the same time.

Anyway, there were many food stalls lined up along Strand Street, just like the rumors. The fruit stall in the photo is one of them. A variety of fruits were on sale. When I saw the wide variety of fruits, I felt that I had come to a tropical country. As I was setting up my camera, a young woman with Thanaka on her cheeks came in and took a look at the sugar apple on display. Sugar apple is another fruit that I don't see very often in Japan.

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PHOTO DATA

No

10767

Shooting Date

Sep 2018

Posted On

October 18, 2018

Modified On

August 13, 2022

Place

Yangon, Myanmar

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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