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Old 05-01-2012   #1
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Hoi An ancient town, Vietnam

Hoi An is a World UNESCO Heritage Site, which has a very unique character. I've been there several time and it always makes me surprised and excited.

Some quote from Unesco site:
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Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.
I will put here photos taken from several trips, first set is very fresh from Apr 2012

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1204_38_BW400CN by kiemchacsu, on Flickr

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1204_34_BW400CN by kiemchacsu, on Flickr

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1204_20_BW400CN by kiemchacsu, on Flickr

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1204_33_BW400CN by kiemchacsu, on Flickr

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1204_15_BW400CN by kiemchacsu, on Flickr

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1204_09_BW400CN by kiemchacsu, on Flickr

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1204_37_BW400CN by kiemchacsu, on Flickr

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1204_14_BW400CN by kiemchacsu, on Flickr

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1204_12_BW400CN by kiemchacsu, on Flickr

#10

1204_19_BW400CN by kiemchacsu, on Flickr

#11

1204_25_BW400CN by kiemchacsu, on Flickr

#12

1204_35_BW400CN by kiemchacsu, on Flickr

Critics are very welcome. Gears I used: Leica M6 | 35/2 Pre-ASPH | BW400CN
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Old 05-01-2012   #2
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Wow nice series. I particularly like #6 and #10.
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Great job and better in B+W!
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I got a bad haircut on Tran Phu before church service. I was not happy about that because I looked like a porcupine.
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Trung,

I always enjoy the depictions of your country. In spirit, I consider it my second home because of my adopted daughter.
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Interesting series, I particularly like #10. However, your exposure seems to either be off or the scanning of the negatives is lacking. The few times I've shot BW400 I found high contrast situations (like the ones in your photographs) somewhat challenging.
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6 is killer. looking forward to more.
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Been there two years ago. Lovely old city. Like your photos. Thanks!
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Lovely place, #9 and #10 are my faves.
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Would have been there this week, and have visited the Mekong Delta, but I'm in bed with high fever instead Enjoy your trip! I'll watch your pictures now instead of real travel... Keep shooting!
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BTW, #6 and 7 are my favorites.
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Wow nice series. I particularly like #6 and #10.
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Great job and better in B+W!
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Lovely place, #9 and #10 are my faves.
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Been there two years ago. Lovely old city. Like your photos. Thanks!
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Trung,

I always enjoy the depictions of your country. In spirit, I consider it my second home because of my adopted daughter.
Thanks all you guys for seeing and comments!

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Interesting series, I particularly like #10. However, your exposure seems to either be off or the scanning of the negatives is lacking. The few times I've shot BW400 I found high contrast situations (like the ones in your photographs) somewhat challenging.
I'm really understand your point, in fact I rated the film at ISO250 and quite like the results. I did adjust the level a bit to increase the contrast. BTW, I used an ORANGE filter and really like the effect.

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Would have been there this week, and have visited the Mekong Delta, but I'm in bed with high fever instead Enjoy your trip! I'll watch your pictures now instead of real travel... Keep shooting!
Oh it's a pity the you couldn't make it. I ought be there later, a must go destination in Vietnam!

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I got a bad haircut on Tran Phu before church service. I was not happy about that because I looked like a porcupine.
I am curious how you looked like, a picture might depict it better no? (if you don't mind of course!)
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I am curious how you looked like, a picture might depict it better no? (if you don't mind of course!)
Of course not... here's a quickie scan from a cheap snapshot print.

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Some more color shots taken 2 years ago, Jan/2010

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08000023 by kiemchacsu, on Flickr

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08000019 by kiemchacsu, on Flickr

#16

08000018 by kiemchacsu, on Flickr

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Shot on Fuji cheapy Superia film with same above gears!

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Of course not... here's a quickie scan from a cheap snapshot print.
Hey, I myself found it not bad at all, at least you had AN experience in Hoi An no? whether good or bad LOL
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Who gets to drive the cars? Are there cars? And where are all of the fat people?
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Who gets to drive the cars? Are there cars? And where are all of the fat people?
Cars are prohibited to enter the Protective neighborhood, and yes of course there are cars around!

I should have said that I took those pictures in early morning 5h30AM to avoid the CROWD during the whole day there. I would say that Hoi An is an very attractive destination for tourists!

About people, you are right. Local people there are slim. I don't know exactly the reasons, but we all Vietnamese are slim in general.
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Old 05-05-2012   #18
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Nicely done! Thanks for posting...it is remarkable how clean the streets, etc. appear with no trash or other debris lying around. I noticed a lady sweeping in one of them. Can I presume that the city does appear to be quite tidy?
Yes, among several ancient towns in Vietnam, only Hoi An is an Unesco site heritage. It's not only Hoi An is a well preserved town but also people there still keep a somehow calm and slow lifestyle.

In addition, it's fair to emphasize the roll if the government there, very well done policy to keep the balance of tourism and the character of the city.
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Here is the last batch that I took 2 years ago, thanks for seeing and comments!

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Image42 by kiemchacsu, on Flickr

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Hoi An by kiemchacsu, on Flickr

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Image39 by kiemchacsu, on Flickr

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