It is officially monsoon in Yangon! No more half-assed Thingyan showers. Full on rain pouring down on blocked sewage and the low land of Yangon. It is quite a nasty scene in downtown grids and the low part of Golden Valley during monsoon.
Rain makes today the best day to go gallery-hopping around town. I get to check “Spend an entire day visiting art galleries in Yangon” off my three-year long bucket list while helping my colleague Carlos to select some paintings for his new apartment. This young man scanned the entire digital library at Pansodan. Don’t underestimate.
There are definitely three galleries I would make a point to visiting in Yangon. Our gallery-hopping took us four hours today, starting with a Kachin lunch at Pyay Way’s Nawaday Tharlar Gallery, stopping by U Aung’s Pansodan Scene and original Pansodan Gallery for coffee, and ending with Gill’s River Art II behind the office of Inland Water Transport.
A rainy Sunday well-spent, where the comfort of art shelters one from thunder storms out the window.