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Burma / Myanmar: Kyaikto and the Road South

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This website contains a selection of photographs taken over several decades by a geography professor who wanted to remember what he had seen. They are captioned with some of what he learned about those places and knew he would otherwise forget. Corrections, comments, and permission requests should be sent to him directly at bwallach@ou.edu, where he is professor emeritus in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, University of Oklahoma.

Additions in 2019 include Peninsular India (Bombay 2019, the Ajanta Caves, and the Bhaje, Bedse, and Karla Caves), Israel and the West Bank (Israel 2019), Mexico (Guanajuato), and Uruguay (Montevideo, Colonia, and Fray Bentos).

Additions in 2018 include Micronesia (Pohnpei), Zimbabwe (Great Zimbabwe and Road to Masvingo), Australia (Uluru/Ayers Rock, Long Way to Broken Hill, and Broken Hill), Peru (Cusco, Ollamtaytambo, Pisac, and Hydrophilia, which is to say Tambomachay, Tipon, and Moray), UK (Glasgow), Romania (Transylvania), and Northern India (Calcutta 2018 and Bishnupur)

Additions in 2017 included Argentina, Australia (Newman, Kalgoorlie), Brazil (except Manaus, 1984), Northern India (Darjeeling and Cherrapunji), Peninsular India (Ootacamund), Indonesia (Bali Again), Mauritius, New Zealand (Dunedin and Port Chalmers), Senegal, South Africa (Augrabies Falls), and Western United States (Oahu and Honolulu).

Additions in 2016 include Australia (Perth and Fremantle), Brazil (except Manaus, 1984), Northern India (Darjeeling and Cherrapunji), Peninsular India (Ootacamund), Mauritius, and New Zealand (Dunedin and Port Chalmers).

Additions in 2015 included New Zealand (except Dunedin and Port Chalmers) and Nigeria (Abuja, Ibadan, Lagos, and Oshogbo).

Additions in 2014 included the Eastern U.S. (Central Pennsylvania), Northern India (Delhi additions of Paharganj, St. James Church, and Nizamuddin), the UK (Birmingham), Zimbabwe (Bulawayo), and South Africa (Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth, and Grahamstown).

Additions in 2013 included Poland (Warsaw and Krakow), Ghana (Accra, Cape Coast, Elmina), South Africa (Western Cape), Malawi (Blantyre, Limbe, Zomba, Lilongwe), the Czech Republic (Cesky Krumlov), Botswana (Gaborone), and Peninsular India (Chennai).

Additions in 2012 included China (Macao, Shantou, Shanghai Checkup), India (Diu and Diu Fort, Hampi), Italy (Rome: More Churches), Spain (Madrid and Toledo), and Mexico (Mexico City).

Additions in 2011 included Kenya, Tanzania, Hungary, the Czech Republic (Prague), France, Japan (Return to Yokohama), Germany (Berliner Moderne, Berlin Discovers Glass, Dessau and the Bauhaus, Speyer Cathedral, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber), the UK (Kedleston Hall and London), and the Western U.S. (Los Angeles 2011 and San Diego).

Additions in 2010 included Eastern U.S. (New York City), the Western U.S. (Big Bend), Peninsular India (Aurangabad, Deogiri Fort, and Ellora), Italy (Siena, San Gemignano, and Giglio), the UK (Ironbridge), Belgium (Mons and the Ascenseur de Strepy), South Africa, Namibia, and Mozambique.

Additions in 2009 included Morocco (Marrakech), Australia (Northern Territory), Malaysia (Kuching), Peninsular India (Old Goa and Panaji, Bijapur, Badami, Pattadakal, Aihole, and Karnataka road trip), China (Taiyuan, Jinci, Tianlongshan, Foguangsi, Pingyao, Urumqi, Turpan, and Kashgar), and Vietnam (Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon/HCMC, and Cantho).

Additions in 2008 included expanded coverage of Egypt (Luxor Temple, Karnak, Medinat Hapu, the Ramesseum, Temple of Hatshepsut, and five tombs in the Theban Necropolis), Jordan (Jerash), the Western U.S. (Dallas), Northern India (Almora District and Naini Tal), Peninsular India (Bassein Fort, Pune, and Mahabaleshwar), Trinidad (What Oil Money Buys and The Lingering Past), Germany (Imperial Berlin), and Austria (Vienna).

Additions in 2007 included Egypt (Historic Cairo, Paris on the Nile, and Skirting the Delta), China (Guangzhou, Gulangyu, Thames Town and Citta di Pujiang), Greece, UAE (Dubai except Dubai and Old Dubai), Yemen (Sana'a, Aden, and Shibam), and North India (Lucknow, Cuttack, Bhubaneshwar, Konarak, Puri, Chandigarh, and Shimla except first folder).

Additions in 2006 included Japan (Nara and Horyuji), Pakistan (Lahore), the United States (Oklahoma City), and the UK (Liverpool, Manchester, Cambridge, and Wigan).

Additions in 2005 included Belgium (Tervuren), the Netherlands (Maastricht), Japan (Tokyo), the Philippines (Manila), the Western United States (The Central Pacific Railroad and Grass Valley), Peninsular India (Udaipur), and China (Hong Kong), Sri Lanka (except Anuradhapura), Peninsular India (Mumbai), and Northern India (Taj Mahal and nearby tombs).

Additions in 2004 included the UAE (Dubai and Old Dubai), Oman (Muscat and Jebel Akhdar), the Eastern United States (Washington, D.C), the Western United States (Glen Rose and Las Colinas), Northern India (Calcutta), Peninsular India (Hyderabad and Sanchi), Sri Lanka (Anuradhapura), Uzbekistan (Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva).

Additions in 2003 included Austria (except Vienna), Belgium (Bruges and Brussels), Spain (Andalucia), Germany (Heidelberg and Trier), Italy (Venice and Florence), and Thailand.

Large collections from the West Bank date from the oh-so-distant 1990s, and pictures of the Sudan and Southern India, especially related to irrigation, date from the 1980s.

A few photos, mostly of Maine, date from the 1970s, and the 1960s are represented by photos of the oil fields in the San Joaquin Valley.

* Argentina * Australia * Austria * Bangladesh * Belgium * Botswana * Brazil * Burma / Myanmar * Cambodia (Angkor) * Canada (B.C.) * China * The Czech Republic * Egypt * Fiji * France * Germany * Ghana * Greece * Guyana * Hungary * India: Themes * Northern India * Peninsular India * Indonesia * Israel * Italy * Japan * Jerusalem * Jordan * Kenya * Laos * Kosovo * Malawi * Malaysia * Mauritius * Mexico * Micronesia (Pohnpei) * Morocco * Mozambique * Namibia * The Netherlands * New Zealand * Nigeria * Norway * Oman * Pakistan * Peru * The Philippines * Poland * Portugal * Romania (Transylvania) * Senegal * Singapore * South Africa * South Korea * Spain * Sri Lanka * Sudan * Syria (Aleppo) * Tanzania * Thailand * Trinidad * Turkey (Istanbul) * Uganda * The U.A.E. (Dubai) * The United Kingdom * The Eastern United States * The Western United States * Oklahoma * Uruguay * Uzbekistan * Vietnam * The West Bank * Yemen * Zambia * Zimbabwe *
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