The Shae Saung smothered in shine.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Previews and revisits from Yangon
Cloudy skies over Yangon hampered efforts at capturing the Nay Pyi Daw and Shae Saung cinemas in all their angular, multi-hued beauty last June. On top of dreary weather, hawk-eyed theater security guards turned me away every time the camera came out. Company policy, they claimed. The result was an unremarkable, hastily-made series for both of these late-1950's cinema gems. But due diligence does pay off sometimes. The crisp cool-season sun apparently had a blinding effect on the cinema watch dogs, providing a chance for some half-decent images. Have a look below at the revisit images: