Black and White Wednesday #1. Hanoi.

Susan from The Well-seasoned cook has started a new photography event which I think is a brilliant idea! – Black and White Wednesday, which focuses on black and white culinary photos.

Now, this is fun and challenging.

During the past few days, I finally had the chance to go through some of my photos in the archive. Two of my favourite shots in Hanoi are here for your viewing pleasure. I edited the tone in the early photography style, since I remember seeing a lot of old photos from Hanoi back in that era.

Pic #1 – Luong Van Can Street. Food Stalls selling fresh wonton wrappers, pastry

Hanoi Old Quarter.

Pic #2 – The old gate. I was wandering with Mr. B to find a famous cafe which turned out to be closed during the holiday period. (Never mind, I got this instead!)

(Okay, a bit of emotional message here. But you know this is the old Hanoi that I miss. I love the city to pieces, so much that Hanoi becomes a character for my wedding album. But I feel disconnected with its newer, more modern side. There is a selfish side of me which wants to hold on these memories of “my Hanoi” forever. Ahh. The sentiment)

The old gate

18 Responses to Black and White Wednesday #1. Hanoi.

  1. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Great clicks! I thought that they were beginning of the last century pictures… ;-P

  2. Christine says:

    beautiful pictures :)

  3. La Table De Nana says:

    They are wonderful!

  4. sue says:

    if it wasn't for the plastic chair in the first photo, you could imagine this to be a genuine old photo. It gives such a good atmosphere.

  5. Prerna@IndianSimmer says:

    LOVE both the shots, specially the 2nd one.

  6. Faith says:

    Love this idea, Anh! Stunning photography!

  7. Lucy says:


  8. Aparna says:

    Love black and white photography because of the moods it creates. I know I feel the same way (unfair perhaps) when I see things changing around me too.

  9. Nami @ Just One Cookbook says:

    Beautiful photography Anh… I love the old gate picture… it's one of pictures you can decorate at home! Very nice!

  10. chinmayie @ love food eat says:

    Beautiful pictures Anh! Love the black and white Wednesday idea too!

  11. Tanvi@SinfullySpicy says:

    Lovely pictures Anh..I saw the contest on Susan's page & was wondering how food will look in B&W..but your interpretation is both offbeat and gorgeous..I love the mood B&W creates!

  12. My Little Expat Kitchen says:

    I'm blown away by these two photographs Ahn.

  13. lena says:

    hi anh, i think you have chosen 2 great photos here for the black and white theme. They are sentimental and they bring value to modern art pieces.

  14. redmenace says:

    There is nothing wrong with being sentimental. You're human. You're an artist. I love these pics! xo

  15. Lynne says:

    Great capture! Love the doors, too.

  16. Susie Bee on Maui says:

    beautiful! I can't wait to try B/W with some of my travel photos.

  17. Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul says:

    Absolutely stunning. Great pics Anh…love the post processing!

  18. Johanna GGG says:

    beautiful pics – I would have believed you if you told me they were 100 years old

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