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
Bicycle loaded with produce, Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Motorcycle loaded with goods - Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Window in a yellow wall - Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Silhouette of a motorcycle, Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Diners eating breakfast at a street corner cafe - Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Bicycles crossing an intersection, Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Photo of a bus and passengers silhouetted in an intersection, Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Photo of a woman carrying vegetables on a bicycle, Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Photo of an old man playing a piano in his house, Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Photo of a woman carrying vegetables on a bicycle, Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Bananas in baskets on a bicycle - Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Woman pushing a bike through an intersection - Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Man pushing his Bicycle down the street - Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Fruit vendor pushing her bicycle - Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Vietnamese hat hanging on a wall - Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Man carrying brooms on his bicycle - Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Flowers in a basket on a bicycle - Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Gate to the bridge over Hoan Kiem lake, Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Flower vendor pushing her bicycle across the street - Old French Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam