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Lantern Town

Posted by
Nitin (Mayenne, France) on 7 March 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture.

"Religion is a candle inside a multicolored lantern. Everyone looks through a particular color, but the candle is always there."
Mohammed Naguib

I intended my previous picture to be the last picture on Hoi An but I could not help ending it with this colorful, hopeful and bring picture. Hoi An was indeed a Lantern Town with lanterns all through the streets and alleys of the old town, which glowed like a million worms at night amidst some excellent French Style architecture, and painted in ochres and yellows. This picture was taken at one of the lantern shops along the old town.

More about Hoi An (Wikipedia):
Hội An (meaning peaceful meeting place), also Faifo, is a city of Vietnam, on the coast of the South China Sea in the South Central Coast of Vietnam. It is located in Quang Nam province and is home to approximately 120,000 inhabitants. It is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a happy feeling this collection carries !

7 Mar 2013 8:17am

jean pierre from paris, France

joli lampions!!! belles couleurs!! amitié

7 Mar 2013 8:10pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


8 Mar 2013 12:19am

Abena from Illinois, United States

I love this ! It's beautiful and colorful and exactly, it gives me hope. I agree with you on that every one of those has a burning candle in there for someone. Excellently framed. I love the color and depth of this.

8 Mar 2013 11:57pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

For me, this is a real chinese mood :-)

9 Mar 2013 8:37am

ceteceva from France

Des instants de vie en suspension dans ces éclats joyeux de lumières multicolores !

9 Mar 2013 10:51am

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