Without an H

Photography from south-east Asia by Jon Sanwell

Metal Street

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Every town and city in Vietnam has at least one metal street, where you can buy engine parts, rivets, girders and other metal things I don’t know the names of.  Can Tho’s metal street is actually two fairly short, very narrow intersecting alleyways, a stone’s throw and a million miles from the scenic waterfront. Sparks fly. Buzzing and clanging sounds fill the air.  Tiny, cramped booths offer all manner of hardware for sale, and men – it’s nearly all men – saw, weld and solder in open-fronted workshops.

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10 Responses to “Metal Street”

  1. Jody and Ken

    A friend of mine on business in China described a similar street in Hong Kong that was even more parsed–fastener booths here, nuts and bolts there, springs in a different section, etc. Pretty amazing. As usual, great shots; great processing. Ken

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  2. Jayde-Ashe

    These photos are out of this world. I have been along many similar streets in Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia, but I never saw the beauty that you have captured here.

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  3. Jo

    That’s really cool. I didn’t know about metal streets and actually didn’t get to see any the short time I was there.

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