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Photography from south-east Asia by Jon Sanwell

Over and under the bridge

On Long Bien bridge, you see urban Vietnam: motorbikes, tired colonial architecture,  views of narrow houses and tower blocks fading into the smog.  Under the bridge, the island, where you find a slither of rural Vietnam: fishing villages, farmland, brave Red River swimmers.

When I lived in Hanoi, it was one of my favourite areas to go and take photographs in.  These pictures are from a brief visit in October, when I stopped over in Hanoi for a few days on my way further north.

13 Responses to “Over and under the bridge”

  1. Carissa

    So nice to see these in black and white. Very striking. As always, your photos are stupendous!

  2. tvo314

    When I lived in Hanoi this was one of my favorite places too. On the Island “Middle Warp” it felt like you were far in the countryside. Great job in capturing it!

  3. Les Petits Pas de Juls

    I don’t remember passing this bridge while in Hanoi but then again, I was walking around and not biking. so I truly enjoyed your series. the black&white also gives it a very special allure and atmosphere, love it!
    so, because I find so much inspiration in looking at your pictures, I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! See here for more details and to pass it on if you accept it http://lespetitspasdejuls.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/follow-your-inspiration/


  4. bluebrightly

    Very interesting – I love the bridge & banana trees, the woman preparing food, the woman & crying child, and more.


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