Since I’ve been here, I’ve been staying in what’s called the ‘Old Quarter’. I understand it’s the oldest continually developed area of Vietnam. It’s an incredibly busy, bustling place. Motorbikes, cars, bicycles and buses zooming by at a pretty fast pace considering that the sidewalks are just about completely taken up by vendors and one generally must walk along side the street in order to get around. It’s funny, though…..you just do….you get around. The thing is – you have to pay attention….imagine that! And while you’re paying attention you see some of the most wonderful things like…
beautiful old homes…….
All over the place there are homes and buildings painted with this lovely, creamy, rich, faded, worn, earthy yellow ochre…..
….I love it!
….these drums were huge!
This may be a horse chestnut tree….not sure….but they’re everywhere and they’re so nice.