Posted by: rob | July 19, 2007

A piece of architecture

Vietnam is as famous for its French colonial architecture as much as anything else. The buildings are almost all very skinny, some just a couple of metres across, but often consist of many floors. In times gone by taxes were levied according to street frontage, giving rise to this type of architecture. We’ve been past empty fields that have houses just a few metres across and running four or five stories high, much like this one. More room left for rice paddies, I suppose.

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-rob

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