Friday, March 23, 2012

Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is the first stop on my 14 day trip here. Today’s opening shot is an image of Ho Chi Minh City’s famous opera house, one of Saigon’s most recognizable structures. I have photographed the Opera House on numerous occasions but I cannot take credit for finding this unique perspective. In fact it was tour guest Bob Shaw who discovered the reflection of the opera house in a small puddle which wouldn’t have been there during this, the dry season, if not for a brief unseasonable rain shower, which occurred around lunchtime today.

And so I’ll begin blogging the 2012 Vietnam Explorer Photo Tour. Our 1st stop today was in the Chinese section of town known as Cho Lon. It is here, that one of my most favorite Ho Chi Minh City markets bustles with activity triggered 365 days a year.

Our group spent an hour and a half in a 1 block square area for graphing the activity and energy of this amazing, commercial center.