PhotoHunt: Bridge(s)

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Red Bridge on Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi


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Hoan Kiem Lake flaunting the distinctive Huc (or red) bridge is located in the heart of the Old Quarters of Hanoi, around the lake are cute little cafes where you can just sit for hours and watch the people crossing the chaotic street.

Legend has it that Heaven sent Emperor Le Thai To a magical sword, which he used to drive out  the Chinese in Vietnam.  A golden tortoise emerged and grabbed the sword and disappeared in the lake.  Since then, the lake has beem know as Ho Hoan Kiem (Lake of the Restored Sword).

Hoan Kiem’s life is bustling at the break of dawn as serious joggers take on the streets, paths are crowed with people doing taichi.

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8 Responses to PhotoHunt: Bridge(s)

  1. Lily says:

    this is quite beautiful. I really love your banner too.

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  2. Sandy says:

    Now that’s different…
    Mine’s up, too.
    http://sandyben.blogspot.com/

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  3. candi says:

    Beautiful shot!

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  4. Nice effect 🙂

    I played too 🙂

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  5. shiera says:

    cool! love it 😀

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  6. TorAa says:

    Thanks for the Photo and the story behind.
    You did just know learn something to a Norwegian

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  7. Mauie says:

    Nice idea to highlight the bridge. The shot is so dramatic. 🙂

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  8. marites says:

    very pretty red bridge:) The effect is dramatic. My photohunt is up too.

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