Monday, July 15, 2019

Hue Imperial Palace



A throne for a unified Vietnam
A walled citadel
A ringing moat
Faced towards the Huong River (Perfume River)
Courtyards, gardens, pavilions and palaces
The seat of power
Until the French invaded

A most lucrative colonial possession
Mission civilisatrice
Profit and economic exploitation













Sunday, July 14, 2019

Hoi An to My Son



The kings of Champa
A place for worship and sacrifice
Without windows
A place for darkness
Great and powerful
Fanciful mysterious beauty













Saturday, July 13, 2019

U Turn Hoi An




45 million+ motorbikes
To the regulated everything is unpredictable
The survival need is to be predictable
In every move you make
Anticipating the traffic is the task
Become part of the flow
No sudden movements










Friday, July 12, 2019

Hoi An River Edge




16th century heritage
A peaceful meeting place
Exceptionally well-preserved
Bus, taxi, plane
Throngs of tourists descend
Common sense rules











Thursday, July 11, 2019

Marble Mountains Vietnam



The river is wide
The sea is big
Sharp mountains touch the sky
They stop the clouds
Inside there is a sanctuary
Where beauty is carved