Posts Tagged ‘Saigon’

Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica

Posted: November 5, 2010 in Travel
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Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica is a cathedral located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Established by French colonists, the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. It has two bell towers, reaching a height of 58 meters. Source: Wikipedia

Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica

Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica

Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica

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Some More Shots from Saigon

Posted: October 22, 2010 in Travel
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Saigon in 2010 Reading while waiting for a bus

Saigon in 2010
Electric wires as low as your pedestrian’s shoulders.

Saigon in 2010 Commonly seen electric wires in Saigon

Saigon in 2010 Window and reflection

Saigon at Night

Posted: October 10, 2010 in Travel, unposted
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An unpleasant incident happened to my friends prior to our departure to Saigon forced them to cancel the trip we had planned. That made the trip less thrilled and later I decided to skip the two-day trip to Mekong delta. What’s worse is my wife was snatched in the evening of the last day in Saigon, thought it was an unsuccessful attempt. It worsened her images on Vietnam from her first trip to the country.

Well, let’s talk a bit about what I got from the trip. Tail light from long exposure has been one of my favorite but I did not bring my heavy tripod with me. So our mother earth is only thing I could think of to stabilize my camera. Yet, it turned out that shooting at long-shutter speed with ultra-wide-angle lens from a very low angle perspective is pretty something. Below are a few of those shots I got during my two-day stay in Saigon.

Pham Ngu Lao AreaPham Ngu Lao, the heaven of backpacker in Saigon.

Saigon Street at Night
A street in Saigon at night.

Ben Thanh MarketBen Thanh market, built in 1914, at night after the rain.