Monday, February 9, 2009

Disposable?

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For those of you in Western countries, this is the Vietnamese equivalent of the Christmas tree! To be more accurate, those peach tree branches are bought before (and during) the Tết celebration, to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Once the party is over, you find them laying on the sidewalks, kind of like our beloved pine trees back in Europe...

4 comments:

Virginia said...

O K with the branch but what the heck is the green bag ????Somebody needs to mind their garbage???
V

Jérôme said...

Well, in Vietnam the gutter is often the place well all the garbage goes during the day, while patiently waiting to be collected at night. There hardly are any bins.. Takes some time to get used to!

cara said...

Nice to see you posting again!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is a great shot and narrative. who knew? thanks. I am enjoying your photos.