Recently, my dad began scanning family photos to preserve them digitally. I have opted not to show my family’s faces, but the color photos are especially striking, having been taken about 30 years ago in the 1970s (unfortunately most of the photos are undated). There’s a timeless quality about photos taken with manual cameras, in contrast to today’s digital cameras. I can’t explain it, but there’s a certain depth in them. I cropped out my family, which explains the differing quality in the photos. Here’s a small snippet:
Bogyoke Aung San Park in central Rangoon.
Inya Lake Hotel was among one of the few nice hotels (others included the Strand and Thamada) in Rangoon during the 70s and 80s.
The famous Inya Lake Hotel columns, which was a prime picture-taking spot back in the day.
Paved cement around Inya Lake in front of the Hotel.
Sule Pagoda in downtown Rangoon.
Padauk tree blossoms in Rangoon.
Could anyone clue me in on what that building is?
Could anyone clue me in on what that building is too?
The seal of Rangoon University above the Commencement Hall.
The emblem of Institute of Medicine-1, Rangoon, taken at my aunt's graduation ceremony.
Families proudly posing for graduation photos.