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VIETNAM 2013 #140

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
At the top of Sam Mountain (a 230 metre high mountain springing out of the flat terrain near the border with Cambodia), there are some good views over the countryside even on a dull misty end of the afternoon (see previous upload).

Lots of people make the climb, pray at the temple and then admire the views. As all Vietnamese, they are interested in the Westerner who makes the journey alone deep into their country. Itís an opportunity to practise their English and to find out where I come from, where Iíve been in Vietnam ÖetcÖ For me this encounter is important as Iím looking for contact with the population and learn about Vietnam.

As Iím carrying a camera, Iím asked to take their photos or their childrenís. We have a good laugh when we look at the back of the camera and Iím happy to have photos of people I talked to during my trip.

Tags: Vietnam Mekong delta Landscape and travel AN GIANG PROVINCE SAM MOUNTAIN NUI SAM CHUA TAY AN VINH TE VILLAGE CHAU DOC

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EMJAYCEE Plus
10 10 10 England
29 Oct 2013 7:12PM
Handsome Dad, Beautiful Mum and a very pretty daughter. Two very good shots JN.
Joan.

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gary_d 11 576 13 Wales
29 Oct 2013 7:42PM
Two lovely portraits, I so envy you as I would love to visit Vietnam. - gary
Jasper87 Plus
9 2.3k 157 England
29 Oct 2013 9:28PM
Quite formal in v2, but a lovely candid in v1, Jean-Noel.

Dave
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
29 Oct 2013 11:04PM
Reminding me of the lifeguard at the pool where I used to swim-- His entire family came from Viet Nam-- He was studying to be a physician-- wanted to help his people!


Love your images!
29 Oct 2013 11:06PM
Two wonderful images, Jean-Noel!

Richard
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
29 Oct 2013 11:14PM
Both lovely portraits. What an interesting life you lead.
CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
30 Oct 2013 5:55AM
Two beautiful images, Jean-Noel, do you e-mail them their photos when you return home? Carol
30 Oct 2013 7:55AM

Quote:Two beautiful images, Jean-Noel, do you e-mail them their photos when you return home? Carol


When they give me their address, I send them the photos by post. Not many people have a computer and internet. JNC
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
30 Oct 2013 8:53AM
two excellent portraits Jean-Noel. I particularly like the the expression on the face of the child in V1.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
30 Oct 2013 12:20PM
Such a sweet child. I'm sure they loved this photo.
jdinne 16 16 England
30 Oct 2013 2:45PM
Both are delightful.

John
viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 6:12PM
Excellent candid portraits.

Phil.
oll1e 12 57 2 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2013 1:05PM
I like your write up and can imagine what it must be like .v1 is such a gem Smile

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