This scene was set back just a couple of blocks back from the historic and very scenic Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam. This beautiful area is very popular with tourists, and features a majestic lake with a temple in the middle, famous red bridge and is surrounded by amazing gardens and a hive of tourists.
Just as interesting for myself, is too step a few blocks away from a cities main attractions and try and capture a cities true spirit and soul. They way of life for normal civilians away from the prying eyes of tourists.
This scene stood out to me as this lady was leaving her home tucked down an alley way. I like the way the lady is silhouetted against the wall behind which is bathed in late afternoon sun. I'm also fascinated by the construction of these houses which seem to be a mish-mash of building materials such as steel, and corrugated iron.
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Chris Bishop professional commercial, landscape & travel photographer based in Perth, Western Australia.