Photographer's Note

Here's a shot from North Vietnam, Hanoi's Old Quarter with a millennium-long history and represents the eternal soul of the city, city of Absorbing Sights and Sounds...

The Old Quarter is perhaps the most picturesque and characteristic part of Hanoi. Life goes on at a slow and leisurely pace, with the Hanoians tucking into pho (noodles) or com (rice) at a roadside foodstall or having a haircut at the street corner while motorcycles and cars zip pass. One of the great pleasures here is simply wandering the streets, risking life and limb trying to cross the narrow streets with hundreds of bicycles, motorcycles, occasional vehicle as well as being poisoned by the fumes! It has a certain charm,

This was taken somewhere in the small quiet calm street almost crumbling part of the old quarter, but I love what I saw. The walls which are generally very old and almost every bare wall are stenciled with phone numbers and, It's kind of illegal advertising!!

Old Quarters - but rich in cultures

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