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** Bonus Post** Colonial-era buildings of Yangon, Myanmar – November 2016

Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) was a British colony from 1824 until 1948 when it gained independence. It was then run under strict military rule for more than half a century until Htin Kyaw took office as the country’s first democratically elected leader in April 2016. Since gaining independence in 1948, virtually no conservation or repair work has been carried out on the numerous grand colonial-era buildings in the nation’s capital of Yangon (formerly Rangoon). Nearly all of these stunning…

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Explore #127: Denbigh Asylum, Wales – March 2015

After an enjoyable pub lunch to rejuvenate our group from a long night and day of exploring, we ended the day with paying what was for me a long overdue visit to Denbigh Asylum. History (abridged from here) With the Lunatic Act passed in 1808 every county in the country was to provide an institute for the mentally ill, but by 1840 North Wales was still without such an institution because the poor rural communities could not afford to erect…

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