Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dawn over Saigon


I love this view of the city - the airport at the top, the roads that act as arteries bringing people into the city centre, the under-construction east-west highway running straight through the middle of the picture, the lack of development across the river from downtown, the river and canals, the more organised urban areas at the bottom of the picture. For those who know the city, there is a lot to digest. This picture needs to be enlarged

6 comments:

Fran said...

it looks so flat, are there any hills anywhere?

Thuan said...

You can see why the Thu Thiem area is so prized by city officials. It has an excellent location and will soon have the best infrastructure.

riina said...

wonderful shot, so nice to see the city from above! and you seem to be blessed with good weather and pilots showing the city from it's best side - I never flew in (or out) like that.

layered said...

Fran (see first comment above), there are no hills anywhere in Ho Chi Minh City.
Simon, this is a perfect aerial photo -- the sun angle timing was just right to give the buildings definition.

Mahmud Yussop said...

I never realise that Saigon looks so huge a city. And bicycles (and motorcylces) are every where. People must be making fortunes selling these machines in Saigon.Thanks for sharing.

doug said...

that is one of the best photos i have seen of current day Saigon. i love it

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