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Long Bien bridge, built by the French, bombed by the American and rebuilt by Uncle Ho but life to some remains unchanged.

Spanning the Red River connecting Hanoi to Haipong, it was built in 1903 by the French architect Gustave Eiffel. Originally known as Doumer Bridge named after Paul Doumer the Governor General of Indochina. The 2.5km long of strategic importance at that time, was heavily bombarded by the American during Vietnam War.

Watching human traffic on this bridge early in the morning is very interesting life time learning experience. I was so touched witnessing how the locals struggle to make a living, crossing on foot with all the loads on their shoulders as can be seen here. I tried to be senstive as much as possible as not to disrupt their privacy!

Shot taken from the bridge, on cloudy morning after slight drizzle

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