Friday, December 21, 2012
We had some time to check out the original Metropole lobby:
We were assigned to Tin's group for the trip, and had to be sure to board the motorcoach marked TIN:
Kent noticed that every tree had a street number:
Some motor scooter traffic:
Ba Đinh Square, which faces the new Ba Đinh or Assembly Hall:
On the opposite side of Ba Đinh Square, from left to right, is the slogan "Socialist Republic of Viet Nam forever:"
Changing of the guard:
French colonial buildings abound, this one is used by the Ministry of Internal Affairs:
Here is a pergola where he would greet guests on nice days:
He only lived in the electrician's house for 4 years, until his stilt house could be built:
re Hoa hue trang/Polianthes
Taxodium distichum/Bald Cypress knees:
Next: Hanoi 3 Temples.