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    #61
    Some more pedestrian traffic was immediately evident:


    And even some new construction in progress:


    But the old buildings were still in decay:

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      #62
      Bustling activity in the side street on the left:


      Not so much activity in side street on the right side:

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        #63
        A newer version of Government building from the Socialist days:


        Street stall selling many different items:

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          #64
          Another look at Sule Pagoda:


          The next building on the Right looks abandoned:


          Yes it is. The former American Embassy:

          They have moved to new premises out of town. Another Fortress America. (Sorry no photos of that one. I didn't want to upset CIA)

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            #65
            Independence Monument w/ Yangon City Hall in the background:


            Usually people starts painting from the top:

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              #66
              A look along Barr Street. High Court Building with the tower and flag:


              Can you imagine what this building could look like, if it was painted up and maintained?:

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                #67
                Mixed parentage:


                Too much trouble to remove the sandbag posts. May as well just leave it until the next riot:

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                  #68
                  A look down the main Pansodan Street:

                  Port Authorities Building prominent at the corner of The Strand.

                  Book seller's street:

                  Supposed to be a mecca for book collectors.

                  A look down the side street. Are we at Strand Hotel yet?:

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                    #69
                    38th Street to the Left:

                    Never mind, I'll walk a little more.

                    Nice details on this building:

                    I'm not the only "tourist" walking the street at mid-day by the way.

                    An everyday street scene:

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                      #70
                      Time to head back to Strand Hotel. It is after 1 o'clock:


                      Street vendors are doing a thriving business on New Year's Eve:

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                        #71
                        There are modern shop fronts along Merchant Street:


                        But also basic stalls selling just about anything:


                        Incl. a variety of Bananas:

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                          #72
                          A Mosque in a large garden:


                          Trees are everywhere in Yangon:


                          The pavement at 40th Street is in need of some repairs:
                          Last edited by ombugge; April 26th, 2011, 12:00. Reason: Change of denomination. I believe this is a Mosque.

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                            #73
                            A monumental building in good repairs, wonder what that one may contain?:


                            There is the sign, but my Burmese is sorely lacking:


                            Ahh!! the Main Post Office:

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                              #74
                              Another well maintained building. The British Consulate:


                              Yet one more in good repair:


                              The Australian Consulate:

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                                #75
                                And we are back at Strand Hotel:


                                Just in time for COOOOLD beer at The Bar:


                                I hope you enjoyed this little walk in Yangon. It is a town well worth visiting.

                                I still have a few more pictures from other parts of Yangon. To follow.

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