A moment of calm before the storm.
Terraced rice fields near Nghia Lo, Vietnam
The vivid memory of this woman’s smile greeted me when I woke up this morning. I have no idea what provoked it but I didn’t fight it. There are worse images that can clutter a mind when one starts the day. The recollection left me no choice but to hunt …
Fisherman on the Ngô Đồng River near Tam Coc, Ninh Bihn Province, Vietnam. Today’s Pic du Jour was snapped in October 2010.
Today’s Pic du Jour –the 75th(!) straight since this project was re-inaugurated– features a woman prepping for her morning pineapple sales route, snapped just a few minutes before she sold me my breakfast baggie. This is for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge which asked for illustrations of Street Life. In …
Rower on the Ngô Đồng River, near the city on Nihn Binh in northern Vietnam. This was taken during an excursion on the Tam Cốc, or three caves, portion of a popular day trip excursion from Hanoi. Hers was and remains one of the most unforgettable faces and smiles from …
This is recess at a primary and middle school near the village of Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam. A snap of the teacher from this school whose English class I sat it on for a few minutes is here. October 2010
Morning sword dance exercise near Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam. 22 Oct 2010
A fruit and vegetable vendor in Hanoi, soon after she set up shop and just before she sold me a pineapple. Peeled and sliced to order. Hanoi, Vietnam, 23-October-2010
Suggestion #1: Dump your expectations and stereotypes in the non-recyclables bin before passing through security, and don’t look back.