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Sidewalk Sale


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Enough bitching and moaning. All that whinging was tiring me out. There’s still plenty of work to do, but none of my cranky sarcastic remarks or complaints will the process any easier. Sleep does help, though! Even though I hit the sack late last night, Sandman treated me well. I’m all rejuvenated and ready to put my nose to the grindstone again.

Before I return to pounding out the legal blah blah, I present you some long awaited photos from Hanoi. Even though I raved about my time in beautiful Northern Vietnam, the words certainly don’t do the place justice. Here is one of my favourite (short and sweet) photo essays taken on a quiet little street in Hanoi. Away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy shopping zones, you can find another kind of sidewalk sale:

Patiently Waiting

Heading Out

Sidewalk Sale

Happy Saturday, friends.



5 Responses:


  1. :: jozjozjoz :: Says:
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    I love that 3rd picture. The composition is wonderful!


  2. Reese Says:
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    wow, they must be a very well-off family to live in such a fine house. or maybe all the houses are like that? the dog really completes that third photo.


  3. momolo Says:
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    wahh! the ironworks of the gate and on the windows is amazing! that they also look well kept only adds to their awesomeness!


  4. iris Says:
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    those are beautiful! what camera do you use? i’m contemplating getting my first SLR… :)


  5. Adrienne Says:
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    Thank you everyone for your kind comments! :) I really appreciate the feedback.

    To answer Reese, many of the houses in central Hanoi look like this, but I’m not sure how wealthy you have to be to live in such a house. I do know that there are usually loads of people living in one house so even if a place looks big and fancy, it’s going to be pretty packed. When I visited, I stayed with a friend who was in a gorgeous home that was probably considered expensive by local terms. It was, however, full of young expats who were not only willing to spend a little more but forced to because of their foreign status.

    As for Iris’ question, I just use a Canon PowerShot S 500 Digital Elph. That’s an IXUS or an IXY in other parts of the world. :) It’s a 5.0 megapixel small point and shoot. I’m dying for an SLR. Hopefully, I can get my hands on one in the near future. Perhaps after I graduate and actually have an income!