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The name Perfume River conjures up romantic images.

The descriptions in guides also make you dream: "The Perfume River is beautiful sight from its source as it winds among mountains and through thick forests bringing with it fragrances of tropical flora. The river snakes through the verdant and shady villages... and mingles with the odors of the flowers of Huế ... The river with its shimmering, blue, limpid colour is like a pearl in the sun.... " (Wikipedia)

Seeing it on a rainy day is another image of tranquil beauty full of charms. The boats which you pass when travelling up or down the river bring you to back to the harsh reality of the Vietnamese people who are working really hard, day after day in all weather, to bring to the surface some sand laying at the bottom of the river.
They will not get a great financial reward for their efforts but they will work tirelessly on the river. This changes the idea of the romantic river.

The photo was taken on a grey and rainy morning (f14 1/250th sec zoom at 21mm
crop + Photofiltre just a touch)

Thank you for your comments on the peach blossom. Always encouraging and appreciated.

Thank you for stopping and leaving a comment, critique or advice on this upload.

Have a nice evening,


Tags: Boats Digitally manipulated Hue Vietnam Landscape and travel Huong giang Perfume river

Voters: bayleaf, Briwooly, AlanBW and 36 more

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AlanBW 14 20 England
3 Apr 2008 7:38PM
Good series again, I like V3 with the human interaction

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Paul_cats 14 61 22 Scotland
3 Apr 2008 8:11PM
Like V1 and V2 against the misty bg. A lovely and informative series.
Bodiewil 12 46 Wales
3 Apr 2008 8:12PM
Another great series Jean-Noel

GrahamBaines 12 39 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2008 8:34PM
Love this shot, it has a real other worldly feel about it.

User_Removed 11 78 1 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2008 8:42PM
Good work
Very good great shots.
User_Removed 13 16 England
3 Apr 2008 10:00PM
Another good series Jean
microchip 12 1 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2008 10:09PM
Lovely detailed captures in this series, very interesting shots,
phototime 13 8 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2008 10:20PM
Fantastic shots Jean,like them all and well done.

Cormy 12 3 England
3 Apr 2008 10:22PM
Hi JNC,You have just given my son Andrew (Scaramanga) his first ever RC for Purple Number 4.Thank you so much.I am delighted for him.Thank you so much.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
3 Apr 2008 10:52PM
All good images, What hard workers they are, Enjoyable!

CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
4 Apr 2008 7:01AM
Another wonderful set of images, Jean-Noel. Carol
ChristineL 14 39 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2008 8:31AM
looks like a fascinating place Jean-Noel, an interesting set of shots,
proz 15 205 United States
4 Apr 2008 9:16AM
great series, I hope someday to tour Viet Nam.
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2008 10:12AM
Fascinating scenes
danbrann 15 640 17
4 Apr 2008 2:11PM
A superb little series and narrative giving us an insisight into life on the river.
Portknockie 15 48 Scotland
4 Apr 2008 2:26PM
I like them all...Superb story line and great info...

piccy 13 8 Wales
4 Apr 2008 3:28PM
A very nice progression.
Rock 17 10 2 England
4 Apr 2008 4:13PM
A superb series !

bunbeam 14 2 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2008 7:56PM
superb set of shots

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