Sunday 25 March 2012

Working the Streets of Vietnam

For most of our trip I have been capturing street scenes. It’s a major part of travel and the photography tour didn’t disappoint here; we had plenty of chances to work the streets.

We started at 23/9 Park, Saigon. Locals were doing their morning exercises and playing various games. Stalls were setting up across the road to feed the hungry athletes.

One cannot kick a shuttle cock any old way - 23/9 Park, Saigon
Breakfast Setup - Saigon
Binh Tay Market in Cho Lon (Chinatown) was next on our itinerary and the piles of salt caught everyone’s eye. I wandered off and found an impressive variety of thongs.

Sweet, Sour and Salty Salt - Binh Tay Market, Saigon
Pick a Plugger - Binh Tay Market, Saigon
Temples are another place to photograph, but I usually avoid them as I feel its wrong to distract people from their prayers. But when there were six other photographers walking around with cameras bigger than mine, I thought it would be ok. Plus, how could you not take photos with this little boy hanging around.

Playful Prayer Time - Thien Hau Pagoda, Saigon
Young and Old - Praying at Thien Hau Pagoda, Saigon

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