Drying Rice, Northern Vietnam

Drying rice, northern Vietnam

This shot of a woman tending to part of her annual rice crop was taken in the village of Puco, a settlement of about 30 families near the border between Phu Tho and Yen Bai provinces in north-central Vietnam. Taken six years ago today, it remind me of many things: her modest home, her hospitality,… Continue reading Drying Rice, Northern Vietnam

Young Monk, Hanoi’s Temple of Literature

Seeing an image today of Barack Obama and Anthony Bourdain eating like –and with– locals in a small place in Hanoi reminded me of this one-man welcome committee at the Temple of Literature in the Vietnamese capital, a sprawling facility that hosts the Imperial Academy, the country’s first university. Built in 1070, it’s one of… Continue reading Young Monk, Hanoi’s Temple of Literature

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi

Following up on my friend Lisa’s suggestion, I created a Best-of page for this site today. It’s been long overdue and has been on my mind since right about the time I snapped this photo of the mausoleum of Vietnamese revolutionary hero Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi back in October 2010.