Browsing Tag

Hanoi

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 several temples…
Read More...

Breakfast With a Smile, Hanoi

The vivid memory of this woman's smile greeted me when I woke up this morning. I have no idea what provoked it but I didn't fight it. There are worse images that can clutter a mind when one starts the day. The recollection left me no choice but to hunt this photo down and give it pride of place here as today's Pic du Jour, the 191st straight (!). I…
Read More...