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Street shots of Hanoi, Vietnam – part 2 of 2

By on September 7, 2015 in Vietnam

Some more photographs from my wanderings around the streets of Hanoi.

There is always a different feel between the streets at night and the streets during the day. At night I find I like to stick to the well-lit areas, and explore the night street markets. Whereas, during the day I will wander pretty much anywhere that I want.

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The streets of Hanoi are great for photography. There is so much going on. There are so many different things to see and to experience.

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I was out early in the morning and I saw the produce for the restaurants and cafeterias of Hanoi arrive.

street shots hanoi

This flower seller caught my eye. I love the very Vietnamese feel to the image. The hat. The bike. The inventive use of the bike to carry the flowers.

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I have no idea why this old saw was just left leaning against a  stool. The saw in pretty good condition, but why had it been left? I like photographs that have a potential for a story. In the photograph below, why has the saw been left? What is the significance of the screwed up pieces of paper?

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I really like street food in Southeast Asia and it’s great to watch the cooks on the street prepare their daily offerings.

street shots hanoi

One thing you see all over Southeast Asia is “crazy wiring”. The photograph below shows a typical pole in Vietnam. I’m constantly surprised that people are not regularly electrocuted.

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In wandering around Hanoi I saw a number of birds in cages. They seem to be a very popular pet. They also brought a very pleasant sound into the city.

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I’ve seen street barbers in numerous countries across Southeast Asia, and in India, but I still find them fascinating.

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Two gentlemen playing a game with two onlookers.

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Fish for sale on the streets of Hanoi.

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street shots hanoi

This final shot in this series I really like. Again it is an example of what I call a “story shot”. Here we have the street seller carrying her vegetables and waiting by the side of the road across. A family is passing on a moped. The small child looks at the fruit. What is the child thinking?

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I really enjoyed wandering around the streets of Hanoi taking photographs. I found it to be a fun and vibrant city. I was amazed at the number of motorbikes and I saw. I was impressed by the cleanliness of the streets. I was stunned that I didn’t get run over!

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