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












Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Getting around Da Nang



The bridge and the pagoda
Tourists passing through
What we wanted to see
They were so kind and reliable


Centuries-old pagodas
French colonial buildings
Breath-taking
The dragon breathes fire and water














Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Da Nang Marble Mountains



Metal, wood, water, fire and earth
Hospital for the Vietcong
Buddhist and Hindu grottoes
Sanctuaries of statues and carved marble

King Minh Mang - Ngu Hanh Son
French colonialist - Marble Mountains
A training venue for US Marines
Sacred stone hills











Sunday, July 7, 2019

Da Nang Cham



This incredible story
A phenomenon
The untold story
Wondrous and terrifying


Is your goal the destination point?
Even if it is ever changing and varying
Even if it is never quite predictable


This same road
Being part of it all
And contributing to the greater complexity










Thursday, July 4, 2019

Singapore Vantage Point



See the view as god would
Attempt to look at the world from down
Not as a bird
Not as an organism



As a point of view
Without individual bias
Without vested interest
Without scientific wonder



This vertical direction
When initial perception is inexplicable
Create your mystery
Then resolve your mystery as god would













Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The Singapore Point



The point within
Waiting and on hold
Forming symmetric postures
In alignment
In behaviour


Without a lens
Without an opportunity to seek placement
Without permission to stop and ground
Trying to make decisions
Stuck between a moral and directional purpose