|Hanoi’s French-built Long Bien Bridge.|
The French Ile-de region and the Hanoi Municipal People’s Committee collaborated on the exhibition.
It showcases 60 colour images taken by French photographer Leon Busy during 1914–1917. They were selected from Busy’s larger 1,500-photo collection.
The photos capture everyday Hanoian experiences, religions, trades and crafts, and identities at the beginning of the 20th century.
Ten short films on Vietnam dating from the 1910s will also be screened as part of the exhibition. It will last until January 4, 2014.
Some exhibited photos:
|Hoan Kiem (Restored Sword) Lake.
The Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university.
A Hanoi official’s family portrait taken at what later became the Chinese Embassy.