Tree, Vietnam

I didn’t visit the Reunification Palace while I lived in Ho Chi Minh City, only seeing it when I returned to the country on a flying visit. The building has a rather theatrical quality, which makes me think of a film set. The gardens, but contrast, are cool, dark and rather inviting, with lots ofContinue reading “Tree, Vietnam”

Under the Seat, Vietnam

There was a time, when I used to travel by plane quite a bit, mostly short haul within South-East Asia. Most of the life to be seen was outside the window- hence my hundreds of views from above photos, but sometimes funny moments happened on the plane. My neighbour and I never really did meet.Continue reading “Under the Seat, Vietnam”

Bicycle, Vietnam

Although the centre of Ho Chi Minh City has an increasingly modern skyline, this changes as you move away and it becomes increasingly low-rise and older fashioned. In the same way, although there are increasing numbers of cars and trucks, most vehicles are motorcycles and occasionally bicycles. Although this feels like a recent picture toContinue reading “Bicycle, Vietnam”

Bodybuilding Club, Vietnam

Happy New Year! My first post of 2020 – is a sign for a bodybuilding club in Ho Chi Minh City! I like the strong use of colour and text – I’m not sure they’ve got the proportions quite right, although the varying skin tones are quite impressive. I love a good hand-painted sign.

Greek Columns, Ho Chi Minh City

Some cities are about bicycles, some are about cars and others are about motorcycles. Ho Chi Minh City is in this later group. You see whole families balanced on top of one machine, farmers carrying produce to market and sometimes Greek columns – probably for a Greek restaurant- carried on the back of a motorcycleContinue reading “Greek Columns, Ho Chi Minh City”

River, Vietnam

On the road at the moment – so this strikes a chord. I don’t enjoy flying, but I do enjoy looking out the window. I believe Julianne Kost (a well-known Adobe person) is the same – I enjoyed a book of her aeroplane window photos. When I was young, I used to watch aeroplanes flyingContinue reading “River, Vietnam”

Outside a Cafe, Ho Chi Minh City

Restaurant, Ho Chi Minh City 2009 Vietnam is an extraordinary place, full of vibrant colour and drama. I used to love just wandering around and seeing what was going on. They have a strong craft tradition, with many things which we might buy off the peg, being made individually there. I’m trying to remember whereContinue reading “Outside a Cafe, Ho Chi Minh City”

Through the Wall, Vietnam

What were the chances? I was on a school trip and the hotel we checked into was – opposite a school! I think it is a very south-east Asia picture, where street traders are more commonplace than the In the UK. Would a tighter picture with just the trader and the child leaning through theContinue reading “Through the Wall, Vietnam”