Hanoi 1993. This is the Quan Thanh Temple, dating back to the 11th century but rebuilt and reshaped a number of times. It is very nicely situated in the northwestern corner of the Vietnamese capital, between the West Lake and the Truc Bach Lake. What you see is actually the entrance to this temple.
This photo from 1993 was scanned from a Kodachrome slide.
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ciakgiak (30385) 2012-04-26 11:35
bellissima scena di vita quotidiana, molto belle le bancarelle di frutta con alle spalle una costruzione ricca di decori e bei dettagli.
Molto buona la qualità trattandosi di un vecchio scan.
Un caro saluto
chrisvek (6995) 2012-04-26 14:22
Nice shoot of this old temple in the area of Hanoi.Amazing colors and details.Wonderful composition.I wish you had a great time there!
Have a good night
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-26 14:40
a superb daily life photo with beautiful architectural details and I like the composition and the attractive colours, beautiful shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
Nicou (106187) 2012-04-27 0:55
Grandisoe compo et iamge quelle scée avec ces vendeur dans la rue et ce fond cette belle facade de ba^timent avec les décorations superbe.
bravo et amitié
bukitgolfb301 (32746) 2012-04-27 1:00
Hello my dear Gert
A typical Vietnam image shot! I like this one very much! Nice background allocation.
Very attractive and fresh shot with sharp and clear description. Thanks for your sharing with your best job and have a good last working day, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
BennyV (13058) 2012-04-27 1:13
1993, but at least near the temple not that much seems to have changed. On the roads and in the city center it is quite different. Another fine scan shared. Thanks.
patdeph (35744) 2012-04-27 1:37
superb scan where I like the woman with her chinsese hat, the colors of the flowers, and the temple of the background.That gives a splendid street scene.
dkmurphys (42697) 2012-04-27 3:38
Lovely street scene. I love that old building with so many details and colors. Well taken, have a nice weekend.
kato (9657) 2012-04-27 5:04
You're capturing well this daily life shot by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the entrance of old temple and mini shop in front of temple. Many Chinese characters are written to the wall of a temple, it may be subject to the influence of the China civilization in the past.
Have a nice day.
tyro (15805) 2012-04-27 6:20
Another fine photograph which is a testament both to the skills of the photographer and the apparent longevity of Kodachrome - probably more long-lived than our present CD/DVD discs or hard drives.
Lots of colourful interest here with the street sellers and their wares against the backdrop of the painted temple. A fine composition too and superb details and sharpness.
John_F_Kennedy (41526) 2012-04-27 6:33
a beautiful temple framed by the people seeling their goods. Very nice captured
abmdsudi (32685) 2012-04-27 8:50
Lovely old time feel with impeccable sharpness & wonderful ambient with good detail on the imposing temple with it's unique design. The human elements add perspective and life, excellent natural colors but those reds just pop up stunningly. Both are juxtapositioned so effectively ensuring focus is held firmly into the shot. A fine shot in vivid detail of local character. Another splendid shot from your archive, TFS. Have a great WE
yquem46 (35612) 2012-04-27 10:44
Another good oldie
nice view on the temple with these women selling their colorful items
I'd have liked maybe a tiny bit of more space at bottom
Have a good WE, best regards
emilbo (21547) 2012-04-27 10:46
Quelle belle photo bine présentée sous un bel éclairage. L'architecture de la façade est très intéressante et les vendeurs jouent un rôle important pour la beauté de la photo. Excellente qualité d'image et merveilleuse couleurs.
Cordiales salutations du Canada et bonne fin de semaine,
vasilpro (40565) 2012-04-27 12:11
Wonderful daily life composition from Hanoi of 1993, interesting view to the temple with excellent details, beautiful scene with the two street saleswomen in front of the temple, very nice framework, TfS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
Miguel82 (14584) 2012-04-27 12:19
A magnific shot with this south east asian ambiance
great colors and point of view
A well sharpened picture
eldancer1 (20900) 2012-04-27 13:54
Wow! It's amazing to know that building built hundred of years ago are still standing and as beautiful. You did a wonderful job scanning the photo to maintain the beautiful colors. Good dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.
adores (30965) 2012-04-27 18:08
Almost twenty years ago, but I'm not sure it's much different today! I've been there but the weather was not so good then. I like this one! - the details of the Vietnamese architecture and the two sellers in front, giving so colour and life to the place.
Really good work with the scanner - the quality is very good!
wolf38 (29126) 2012-04-27 23:00
Hello Gert. In this scene really fits everything together perfectly. The front of the temple is an ideal backdrop for the fruit seller. Composition and colors are outstanding. My compliments for this beautiful photo. Rgds, Wolfgang.
emka (64464) 2012-04-27 23:26
Hi Gert, I can now compare my memories with your old documents :). After almost 20 years not so much has changed here. The same conical hats and vendors sitting on the street. But I see ordinary bikes, now they have mainly motorbikes, horrible. Nice temple in Chinese style.
I am always envious that he quality of your old shots is so good. Mine are awful.
agjika (4309) 2012-04-28 3:54
This is a superb photograph. Wonderful composition and indredible colours. It looks lie and oil painting. The quality of the image is impressible considering it is a scan. There is detail even under that ladies hat.
This one is going into my favourites.
saxo042 (33984) 2012-04-28 5:54
A fine picture with very pleasant colours. Green seems to be the dominating colour and there are some nisely contrastingh pink/red, both on the building and in the foreground. It is well composed and the mentioned lack of space below the persons doesn´t bother me. There are an abundance of of enjoyable details all the same.
bayno (18338) 2012-04-29 22:38
I can only imagine the situation that was in Vietnam in 1993, not that I think there were many tourists, I arrived in India are still my first time in 82, unfortunately my passion for photography had not yet blossomed, is impressionanrte your collection of old photos, I love the scene, excellent quality and the colors, beautiful decorations in the temple in BG...
Have a good day...
Waylim (23416) 2012-05-01 18:18
This is a classic, from back when there is hardly any tourists here. Great quality photo and even after the scan it is still very good. If not for the vendor in the traditional hat and the French Colonial style architecture, one might think they are in China, because of the Chinese Charactors. Obviously it is a Chinese Temple in Vietnam. I love to visit Hanoi soon in the near future.
macjake (45818) 2012-05-02 2:00
whats the matter?
we're only going back to 1993? what happened to the 60's!
haha...just bugging ya!
If you look real close, the woman in the fg has a real funny look on her face underneath the classic Vietmanese hat.
love the textured and beaten temple in the bg as a subject.
everlasting (14037) 2012-05-04 1:49
A super daily life photo Gert with beautiful details in the temple. Well composed and scanned
mkamionka (27179) 2012-05-05 10:14
very interesting photo. I like the architecture decorated with the inscriptions in an exotic alphabet. People in front of the temple add so much life here.
Very well spotted,
serp2000 (33385) 2012-05-07 23:10
Unfortunatelly, I couldn't visit Vietnam this year. Just a magnified country for me. With so rich history.
I see this is the Chinese temple. Good capture of a daily life scene in Hanoi. But Saigon is more romantic and interesting to me.
Greetings from Turkey,
annjackman (15645) 2012-05-08 7:22
I will be in Hanoi in October - I am wondering whether it has changed much in the last 20 years. This is a very fine scan with lovely colour detail. The conical hat and the display of flowers and other items for sale are very interesting in front of this decorated temple. A very well organised composition although perhaps a little more space at the bottom might be good.
A very enjoyable image.
Kind Regards, Ann
Angshu (52966) 2012-05-09 2:17
A very interesting building, which looks more like a house than a temple. The Vietnam script is heavily Chinese oriented & one can see the same here. The two vendors selling items for prayer (in India, we would have 10 such people). Good daily life activity in this excellent presentation
ourania (18918) 2012-10-12 12:09
you've managed the theme, the perspective and the light in a wonderful way, combining superb harmony and naturalness with high architectural and cultural interest and fascination. These features are equally important in this image making it very attractive and captivating. You have supported the composition with excellent sharpness and precise rendering of a great range of chromatic tones. The three people and their different postures add interest and movement in the harmonious scenery. A wonderful picture, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,