Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Villas in Hanoi

This is typical of the villas / townhouses in Hanoi and the rest of VN. As you can see on the left of the frame, these houses are constructed from reinforced poured concrete which is then painted in these bold, interesting colors. The narrow construction evokes Amsterdam, or at least my impression of what Amsterdam would be like.

It would be kinda neat to live in a place like this, but as the helpful Emma from Xe Maybe pointed out, heating and cooling would be a bear. It was freaking hot in Hanoi when we visited (duh, it's the middle of summer), so I want my AC.

This is the 'modern' interpretation of the Hanoi villas. This is from the Ciputra development in the "Western" part of town. Looks like something out of the Truman Show; I'm sure it is nice and clean, but wow, is it stale and boring.

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