French Old Quarter – Hanoi, Vietnam

 

 

 

The Old French Quarter in Hanoi, Vietnam is growing on me. On my first trip in 2015 I found it busy and chaotic and struggled to find a photographic groove. My second trip in July of 2016 provided a better opportunity to adjust and adapt to the pace of the highly populated tourist area.

On saturday morning during my stay in Hanoi I hopped in a taxi and headed down to the Old French Quarter to explore. I arrived just after sunrise to find amazing light filtering through the streets and alleyways.

Bridge over Hoan Kiem lake, Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Window in a yellow wall - Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Bicycles crossing an intersection, Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Bananas in baskets on a bicycle - Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Man carrying brooms on his bicycle - Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Flower vendor pushing her bicycle across the street - Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam