Monday, December 31, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
This is where the king wrote poetry and relaxed, as he looked over the tranquil Luu Khiem Lake.
Monday, December 24, 2007
While we were at the front of the Cathedral we came across this couple having their photos taken after their wedding. They happily posed for us too.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
On the river's north bank is the ancient Citadel, inside which are found the stunning and resplendent
One of the ten gates through the wall is the 57 m wide Ngo Mon (Noon Gate) which was once reserved for the private use of the Emperor.
The second typhoon in as many weeks descended upon
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
View of the same bridge from the roof-top of our Hotel.
Last minute shopping in Hanoi and the only way to beat the heat is to go by rickshaw.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
According to the legend the bay formed when a dragon plunged into the sea whipping its tail from side to side in a frenzy, carving up the region.
More over the next few days.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Tomorrow I fly out for the big smoke
Saturday, November 24, 2007
The Gate of Great Success leads to the Courtyard of Sages in which is found.....
The Great House of Ceremonies......
where a statue of Confucius is kept flanked by his four closest disciples.
More from inside the Great House next post.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
The 82 stelae (on which the names of the scholars who passed their exams are listed) are resting on the backs of stone tortoises. The stelae were entombed in sand and concrete to protect them during the American War (as they call it in V
This is The Great Middle Gate which leads into the Garden of the Stelae.
In this garden is the Well of Heavenly Clarity.
Bonsais outside The Great House of Ceremonies