Friday, September 19, 2008

Coal-cycle

HDP  108

This is something you'll see quite a lot in Hanoi: a bicycle heavily loaded with coal cylinders. They're used by the street restaurant and you'll notice them on the road at the end of the day, when they will have been consumed.

Okay, I'm off to France tonight for two weeks and I'll be happy to post more pictures when I'm back in Vietnam! Stay tuned.

11 comments:

Sharon said...

I've never heard of coal cylinders. Very interesting.

Hilda said...

Never heard of coal cylinders either. Now I'm intrigued as to what kind of cooking thing uses them, and how.

Have a wonderful time back home! Be safe.

Layrayski said...

very interesting. Like what Hilda said, I wonder what kind of cooking apparatus uses these coal cylinder.

Sherry said...

I agree...these are very interesting. They look very compressed and compact. I bet they burn hot and for a long time. Do you have a photo of the oven that uses these? Great pic!

HanoiMark said...

I'm missing my daily dose of Ha Noi. When are you posting again?

Jérôme said...

hey Mark, I'll be back in Hanoi on next Monday! I'm in France right now, catching up with family, friends, and all things French.

Cheers,
Jerome

Jilly said...

How intriguing. We learn so much from your fascinating blog. Enjoy la France!

Virginia said...

we will be glad when you are back and posting again.

HanoiMark said...

Jerome i thought you'd be back posting a few weeks ago. Don't give up yet! I am look forward to many more!

Jérôme said...

Hey all,

thanks for all the comments; I was recovering at home this week, so that's why there were no photos.. But now I am back on my feet so expect some more hanoian pics!

Paris Kingston said...

Hi Jerome, I really like your photos. When are you coming back?