Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Lighthouse

HDP  077

One thing you'll notice about Hanoi is that there aren't that many houses that are built in a style we're used to seeing in Europe or in America; I was hence stunned to discover this one last weekend, right in the middle of the old quarter and its 36 streets. I wonder how hot it must be getting in there during this period!

3 comments:

Hilda said...

Oh, hot!!! NOT for sunny and humid countries at all.

Metro Manila has way too many Western-style houses and buildings. Silly architects have forgotten why each country or region developed a particular architectural style — it's to fit the local weather and climate!

Glad to hear Vietnamese construction hasn't followed the West blindly, except for the few like this one.

alain said...

is it a house or a restaurant, or an office ? I d like to live in a house with glass walls.

Harry Makertia said...

Oh, that kind of house is not for Bandung, or Jakarta, for sure! I was in Hanoi two years ago, and I can be sure that it's HOT inside there!