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Je les ai rencontrés durant une visite au Temple de la Littérature à Ha Noi. Ils m'ont invitée à m'asseoir sur le banc et voilà ils se mettent à raconter leur vie: ils étaient soldats, blessés de guerre devenant ainsi héros de la nation. Mais le temps passe personne ne se rappelle d'eux...les jeunes pensent à leur avenir et ne s'intéressent pas à leurs histoires. Alors eux, tous les jours, sur les bancs au temple, ils jettent un regard nostalgique sur leur passé. En les quittant, la chanson "les vieux" de Jacques Brel résonne dans ma tete.

I met them during a visit at the Litterature Temple. They invited me to sit down with them and suddenly, each of them told me about their life: they were soldiers, wounded then becoming heroes of the nations but as times passed by, nobody knows who they were any more. The youngsters look ahead at their future and are not interested in their stories. So everyday, they get together at the temple and remember their past. When I left, a song "les vieux" by Jacques Brel played in my head.

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  • Copyright: DUONG Viet Hue (Mangoustan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 34] (258)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2003-09-30
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/2.8, 1/30 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-02-14 22:03
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