The Tiles of Vietnam: Part One

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Vietnam is currently in that economic and social stage where only the very the new and "modern" is considered beautiful and acceptable. These gorgeous tiles can be found everywhere but unfortunately don't fall into that category. Sadly this means you can often seen the haphazardly smashed up and dumped on the side of street. Oh well, who are we to judge.

I think they're beautiful and I find myself taking photos of them constantly. If you've ever been here you'll know they won't be here for forever! Amazingly these photos were all taken last week at the Fine Arts Museum in Ho Chi Minh City (I tagged along when Johnny was there for work). The 2 buildings the museum  is housed in are gorgeous and there's over 30 different types of tiles.

Part 2 to come...

4 comments:

{ See Hear Say } on: October 5, 2011 at 10:33 PM said...

i LOVE the tiles in vietnam!!

{ ChaPoul } on: October 5, 2011 at 10:52 PM said...

Amazing! All taken at the same place! So much diversity! I really them as well!
(I was kind of wondering how come you were wearing the same shoes on all of them ;-))

{ Tabitha } on: October 6, 2011 at 11:14 AM said...

I tells you, these tiles could be Vietnam's biggest export since catfish if they only realised it!

{ Arianne } on: October 6, 2011 at 9:31 PM said...

The Philippines is just the same. All the old Spanish and American houses are being torn down and turned into shopping malls, ugly concrete ones. It's such a pity.

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