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Hoi An Nights 02

Posted by
Nitin (Mayenne, France) on 15 June 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture.

"I have believed the best of every man. And find that to believe is enough to make a bad man show him at his best, or even a good man swings his lantern higher."
William Butler Yeats

At the other side of the Bridge in Hoi An old town, there were alleys after alleys that were amazingly lit, and this wonderful little alley with lanterns of all kinds.

Hội An translates as "peaceful meeting place". And I'm sure it was a peaceful one in old days, although now it was a chaotic congregation of thousands of tourists and millions of locals trying to hound these poor travelers and sell their wares, often arrogantly and ill-manneredly.

Wikipedia further says:
In 1999, the old town was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as a well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port of the 15th to 19th centuries, with buildings that display a unique blend of local and foreign influences. According to the UNESCO Impact Report 2008 on Hội An, tourism has bought changes to the area which are not sustainable without mitigation.

NIKON D90 4/5 seconds F/9.0 ISO 200 26 mm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful frame, colors & lights!

15 Jun 2013 7:37pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Beautiful framed bathed with so much light!

17 Jun 2013 8:54am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Reminds me of Diwali...beautiful arrangement.

17 Jun 2013 5:08pm

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