A journey through Vietnam – One Building at a time

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I’m no architect, in fact I generally struggle putting together flat pack furniture… stupid instructions that do more harm than good. But for some reason I’m infatuated with buildings when I go travelling. I think it’s because they explain more about the history of a country than perhaps anything else.

So join me now as I take you on a journey through Vietnam one building at a time…



Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum in Hoi An…


Ho Chi Minh’s Residence 


Run down building
These sort of sites aren’t uncommon in Nam


Room with a view
These homes overlook an American bomber jet shot down and left in this lake


Electricity, Nam Styles
Waiting for a power company to sort power to your house can take forever… why not just DIY power like they do in Nam?


Shopping Centre
French Quarter Hanoi… Rather different from some of those earlier pics and pic below!


Markets and multi-coloured building
I truly don’t know if it’s my photography or the building that is on the piss


The signs of development
Hi-rise buildings are becoming a normal site in the north

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Japanese Bridge 


The beautiful riverside


Vibrant colours of Hoi An


Traditional temple


Incredible mix of cultures can be seen in the architecture of Hoi An


Curb side supermarket – too easy!

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Like any resort town Nha Trang has a main strip littered with hotels


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Modern meets old world, check out the differences in buildings in this pic!


My favourite building in Ho Chi Minh – the People’s Committee Building


Followed closely by the Municipal Theatre


Third world?? 


The Independence Palace, the site where the war ended in 1975


Notre-Dame Basilica


The most boss post office around!


And Ho Chi Minh from above

I hope you got something out of our little journey, if not, well I had a good time taking you on it, so at least I’m a winner!

Till next time pilgrims 🙂

Buildings of Italy

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Buildings aren’t always the number one choice for holiday photos. Maybe it’s because it’s hard to get a really good selfie with a building… who knows.

Fortunately for all of us I’m not one to take a selfie, I am however one for a good building photo, especially in Italy.

The array of buildings in Italy most certainly contribute to the countries charm, and they vary greatly depending on which part of the country you are in.

So as a gift for your eyes I’ve collated some of my fave building shots. You’re welcome…


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