Reasons to go to Saigon
This image is one of the reasons I came to Vietnam.
I grew up with the Vietnam War. It was constantly on the news. “Napalm Girl” was taken in 1972 by Huynh Cong Ut. It has stayed with me ever since. Today I got to see the original in the War Remnants Museum. Along with many other horrific and disturbing images of war. Images that made me wonder if we will ever learn. Will man ever stop destroying itself or the world in the most barbarous ways.
The captions are sufficient.
Thankfully there are many more reasons to come to Vietnam.
Even more reasons than the food. Though I admit that has been the focus of my mind and camera for rather a lot of this week.
Along with some rather crazy architecture where the kids ‘hang out’.
Weird and wonderful trees
Traditional hats – new hair cut
High rise living
Traditional architecture squeezed in with the new.
And fruit on bikes.
Where children now dance
and have fun!