Photo set: Canada, Việt Nam

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Between 4:30 and 6:30 a.m., the streets of Huế abound with people walking, jogging and excercising. When in Việt Nam, I’m often outside by 5 for a walk with my mother-in-law. . . When I took this photo of a group warming up in front of Huế’s flag tower, I could only just discern the flag in the mist.

This image is part of my photo set Canada, Việt Nam, published in the June 2016 issue of Asian Cha. To see the other five images and read about them, please click the link.

My thanks to the editors for kindly including the set.

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About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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5 Responses to Photo set: Canada, Việt Nam

  1. Erin says:

    Oh, goodness! Is everyone there a morning person? I can’t imagine regularly getting up before dawn.

    I love all the geometries and colors! Those chairs and tables are set so close together; how does anyone manage to get to the inner seats?

    Also, the winter pictures are very welcome right now. 🙂

    • Chris says:

      Ha, no, lots of people get up later. Depends on their jobs, of course. Like everywhere, I guess.

      I remember thinking the same thing about those seats when I went to that café. As you can see from the photo, there weren’t many people, but that was only because of the hour. We squeezed between chairs to get to our table, but I was glad they were empty!

      I like to look at my winter photos, but I never wish for winter. 😀
      Thanks for taking a look and for commenting here, Erin.

  2. Karen Zey says:

    A photographer’s eye and a writer’s ear illuminating moments. Lovely, Chris.

  3. Intriguing photos full of atmosphere and descriptions to match.

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