In 2009 I was invited to make a record of the Vietnamese capital to commemorate its millennium anniversary in October 2010. The book Hanoi Calling , published by Magenta Publishing for the Arts, is the result. I tried to avoid the city's better-known landmarks and instead explored the often overlooked features that define daily life for its residents. 

Time has flowed hard through Hanoi. Until recently the city's architectural heritage was regarded as an inventory of decaying buildings awaiting a centrally-planned fate. This is changing as the economy liberalizes, the pace of development accelerates, and at the same time an appreciation of the city's heritage evolves. For now Hanoi remains that rare SE Asian city where much of its architectural heritage still lines the workaday world of its narrow streets.

Published by Magenta Publishing for the Arts, 2010

http://www.amazon.com/Hanoi-Calling-Thousand-Years-Girard/dp/1926856015
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Shop on Hue Street, 2010
Shop on Hue Street, 2010
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Rooftop View, 2009
Rooftop View, 2009
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FOREVER YOUNG Family Portarit, 2010
FOREVER YOUNG Family Portarit, 2010
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Lane off Nguyen Khuyen Street, 2009
Lane off Nguyen Khuyen Street, 2009
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Le Family House, 2010
Le Family House, 2010
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Buildings on Bat Su Street, 2010
Buildings on Bat Su Street, 2010
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Courtyard View, 2010
Courtyard View, 2010
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Barbershop Chair, 2010
Barbershop Chair, 2010
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Trocadero Cafe, 2010
Trocadero Cafe, 2010
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Long Bien Station Entrance, 2010
Long Bien Station Entrance, 2010
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Long Bien Station Steps, 2009
Long Bien Station Steps, 2009
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Buildings and Tracks, City Centre, 2010
Buildings and Tracks, City Centre, 2010
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Buildings on Ca Tho Street, 2010
Buildings on Ca Tho Street, 2010
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Buildings on Trieu Viet Vuong, 2010
Buildings on Trieu Viet Vuong, 2010
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Wedding Party (Eiffel Tower Ao Dai), 2010
Wedding Party (Eiffel Tower Ao Dai), 2010
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Ha Trung Street View, 2010
Ha Trung Street View, 2010
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Photo Supply Store, 2010
Photo Supply Store, 2010
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Man in Red Sweater Fishing, 2010
Man in Red Sweater Fishing, 2010
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Le Family Bedroom, 2010
Le Family Bedroom, 2010
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Sunglasses Display Case, 2009
Sunglasses Display Case, 2009
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