Ox carts in Bagan

Last year when I was traveling in Myanmar we spent several days on the plains of Bagan.  The dry season had a firm grip on the land and the fields and dirt roads erupted dust trails with any traffic passing through.  These clouds of dust drew our attention to a small village where we talked with several of the farmers and cart drivers.

In the afternoon, the light was warm and there were nice images available with a nod or a smile from one of the villagers serving as approval to click the shutter.

At the suggestion of one of the farmers, we agreed to meet them in the early evening at one of the nearby fields that spread out from an impressive temple ruin.

This last image came as the ox teams were heading back to their homes.  The grandpa and grandson took turns looking back as the rising dirt kicked up by hoof and wheel wrapped the carts and rose upwards.

4 responses

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  2. These are National Geographic quality!!! Write a short article and submit it to them…You just might find yourself with a crazy fun job!

    October 10, 2011 at 7:07 am

    • A very good suggestion – I may have to submit an article on Bagan to a few different magazines and see what happens. I like the idea of a crazy fun job. Thanks for checking out the pictures Jenna, have a great day!

      October 11, 2011 at 9:44 am

  3. Great post!

    October 8, 2011 at 3:31 pm

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