Actually, I didn't want to post pics from my Burma trips before finishing all the galleries at pbase (although I have done so at DPR already). But I thought I share some pics of one of my favorite places: The Candacraig hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) which is 100 years old and a representative display of colonial style. There was a waiter (Josef, some 70 years old) who made his apprentice at the infamous Strand Hotel in Rangoon. I loved this kind man and wanted to present him with a photo of him and me, made in '99. On my last visit I learned that he had died 2 years ago. My reaction on this news came completely unexpected and stunned all people standing nearby. I wept openly and because of that even my wife, my mother and the reception lady had tears in their eyes. Anyway, here are the pics, all shot with the 12-24DX. Outside view NIKON D1X    ---    14mm    f/5.6    1/320s    The interior is completely made from teak wood NIKON D1X    ---    12mm    f/5.0    1/30s    NIKON D1X    ---    12mm    f/5.0    1/60s    It is really a place to feel like in a time warp. The veranda pics saw the inside of my digital darkroom a bit more extensively to create this flash-back look often seen in movies. NIKON D1X    ---    14mm    f/5.0    1/160s    NIKON D1X    ---    12mm    f/7.1    1/100s    Well, this rather turned to an essay now. I hope you enjoy the pics. I will notify you as soon as the entire Burma gallery can be viewed publicly.