Thursday, March 12, 2009

Vendors outside Nhà Thờ Tân Định


There are mobile stalls on streets all over the city. These guys outside Tân Định church are selling stuff for the average motorbike driver - face masks, gloves and rain jackets. You do not even need to get off your bike to purchase aything

2 comments:

henno said...

That's the pink church on Hai Ba Trung, right? I've always wondered what it would be like to be kneeling and praying, all the time knowing you're surrounded by the holy pinkness...

Lan Nghiem-Phu said...

A very sad thing I get reading your photo blogs (and Jerome of Hanoi) is that your photos bear witness to the savage deterioration of two beautiful cities. Saigon was known as "the gem of the Orient" in the 50's. Seeing now the streets, the pavement, the walls in horrible state of disrepair... the hardship in its people's faces and bodies, the uncontrolled sprawling... It's sad. I grew up in the 315 blocks, North of this place, facing the market.

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