Monday, December 24, 2007

Saigon Wedding

My computer has a problem so I have had not posted here for a while. These photos from Vietnam I found on my laptop.

Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon was designed by Frenchman Jules Bourand, and the cornerstone laid in 1877, with stained glass and bricks imported from France. Two matching bell towers rise 56 m above Paris Square Cong Xa Paris). Visible from afar, these towers are famous landmarks of the city.
On the facade you can find bullet holes from the War.


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.

8 comments:

dive said...

A surprisingly Western-looking ceremony, Jules. The French influence is still there.

Marie said...

I think Dive is right. Beautiful couple. I didn't know they had a Notre-Dame cathedral in Vietnam.

Merry Christmas to you!

alicesg said...

Hi, Nice Blog of Vietnam and Merry Christmas to you.

Jules said...

The proliferation of churches and the number of western-style weddings is quite surprising in the south but in the north it is still very traditional.

Denton said...

Such a lovely bride and happy groom.

Jilly said...

What a great couple and what a gorgeous place to get married.

Rich said...

This church looks like one of the many we have here in Boston -that are sadly being closed because of the scandal.

Anonymous said...

they look like they are suited to one another--he looks easy going.