Saigon und der Eindruck

Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon, Vietnam

What remains, Saigon?

published 01. Mar. 2017 | categories asia - photography - vietnam

A short story of getting forwarded in Ho Chi Minh City

Each city leaves a memory, an impression and a picture. I had to wait a long time for the impression of Ho Chi Minh City. After leaving Hanoi the charm of the past, the smell of post-communism and simple symbolism, I am anxious to Saigon. Is it the architecture, are there people or certain places?

It took a long time. Again and again something flashes, the post office for example, but immediately the illusion of the wonderful French architecture with the hectic flood and restlessness of the visitors is swept away. And that is the picture, which remains. It is the hustle and bustle, the restlessness.

Be it the step of the walkers, who pursue their sport on green islands in the city. Or in the incessantly flashing neon signs, which were called “Massage” and “Spa”, elsewhere on “Shoes” or “Clothes”. Or in the pulsing beat of the city, driven by a myriad of engines. The flood of sheet metal, helmets and lights, in which, as a pedestrian, you have to deal with the rules. It is the flowing bustle of this city, but none of the unpleasant kind.

The rules

If the traffic rules from Germany were applied in Vietnam, the traffic would immediately come to a standstill. There is no aggression, there is a subtle coexistence. Since the wish of every on-the-road is the same, to get from A to B as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible, the idea of ​​a joint solution is achieved. There is an imaginary social bond, an unreal mindfulness towards others, and an interaction left and right that would not happen in Germany.

The right of the strongest is also valid in Vietnam. Truck in front of bus in front of car before moped in front of bicycle before pedestrian. Everyone adheres to the rule and respects the neighbor in his means of transport and interacts with him. This goes even with mouth protection very well.

As a pedestrian you have only one chance, because you are at the bottom of the traffic chain. In and through, at the same pace, in the same rhythm and with the necessary courage. In the end you discover the fun and see the sport in this traffic.

But Saigon has even more impressions and stories to offer than the coexistence of the traffic hectic, you find them in the pictures?

Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon, Vietnam

What remains, Saigon?

A short story of getting forwarded in Ho Chi Minh City

54 Bilder

Good morning Saigon
Good morning Saigon
Circle
Circle
Baumschule
Baumschule
Saigon Cafe
Saigon Cafe
Viererbob
Viererbob
Typical
Typical
Tran Huang Dao
Tran Huang Dao
Mopeds und Tempel
Mopeds und Tempel
Critical Mass
Critical Mass
Sandals
Sandals
Round and Round
Round and Round
Skyline
Skyline
Ruby River
Ruby River
Crossing Streets
Crossing Streets
Rising Tree
Rising Tree
theMAKER
theMAKER
Bank of China
Bank of China
Postamt
Postamt
Lonely?
Lonely?
Donald, the slim house
Donald, the slim house
Phuoc Hai Temple
Phuoc Hai Temple
Climbing turtles
Climbing turtles
Praying
Praying
Rush At The Temple
Rush At The Temple
Happy
Happy
Bapxao Bovien
Bapxao Bovien
Traffic Watcher
Traffic Watcher
The Dragon of Ho Chi Minh City
The Dragon of Ho Chi Minh City
Churches
Churches
Shadows of Waiting Motorcycles
Shadows of Waiting Motorcycles
Sideways
Sideways
The Icon
The Icon
Biking
Biking
The Cable Monster
The Cable Monster
The Lonely Flag
The Lonely Flag
A glimpse of the old Saigon
A glimpse of the old Saigon
... and than she enters the scene
... and than she enters the scene
Did you see her?
Did you see her?
Bun Rieu
Bun Rieu
The Balcony
The Balcony
Night Lines
Night Lines
Saigon Nights
Saigon Nights
The Promenade at Night I
The Promenade at Night I
The Promenade at Night II
The Promenade at Night II
Subramaniam Swamy Temple
Subramaniam Swamy Temple
Waterhome outside Saigon
Waterhome outside Saigon
The horizon, the city and the sun
The horizon, the city and the sun
PINK?
PINK?
Shopping mile
Shopping mile
Übersichtlich
Übersichtlich
Market Scene
Market Scene
Night Falls
Night Falls
The Glowing Lines
The Glowing Lines

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