Hanoi at Night

One of the more visually exciting parts of Hanoi is the colors of the streets at night. The Old Quarter of Hanoi is a walking part of the city for the most part. Shops stay open until close to 8:00 pm. This makes for many people and scooters still very active in brightly light streets.

The range of light colors come from the many different types of lights used in the shops and streets. Fluorescent, LED and incandescent all have a unique color temperature look in the camera.


North Vietnam


As a kid growing up in the 1960s, evenings were spent around the TV watching the nightly news. The Vietnam War was the lead story at that time, and it was also the centerpiece of much of the unrest in the United States. I couldn’t help 50 years later having a strong desire to see and meet the people of this country so many years later.

Not surprisingly like most people I have met around the world, they were delighted to have Americans visiting their country. Considering everything I remember how the US was engaged in the war, they have found their own way today and are successful.

Street Shop

Street Shop

The Hanoi Old Quarter holds much of the historic charm, character, and energy of the city. It is marked by its curb-side street merchants offering an overwhelming abundance of food, goods and photo-rich images in a maze of streets dating to the 13th century.