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?
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
The beautiful riverside
Vibrant colours of Hoi An
Incredible mix of cultures can be seen in the architecture of Hoi An
Curb side supermarket – too easy!
Like any resort town Nha Trang has a main strip littered with hotels
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
The Independence Palace, the site where the war ended in 1975
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 🙂