Day 252: Windshield

Day 252 Scooters are the lifeblood of Vietnam, here a passenger grips a plate-glass window while riding through downtown Saigon. What amazed me most about watching this dangerous stunt was that is was the second time that day I’d witnessed a large piece of glass being transported on a scooter.

Day 250: Wedding Bell Blues

Wedding portraits across from Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City

Wedding portraits across from Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City

*First, let me apologize for not posting these past few days (weeks?) due to some computer software issues; Adobe Lightroom 5 has suddenly started crashing every time I launch it and I have been unable to import pictures, or edit them. I’m currently working around that problem with the use of Fotor, but it is not a seamless prospect.

We were having coffee at a sidewalk cafe on the square that features Sacred Heart Cathedral and the old, French Colonial Post Office building when a monsoon-like storm rolled through the area. As soon as the storm passed couples sprang from inside vehicles and buildings and began shooting their wedding portraits.

Day 248: Coffee to Go

A portable coffee vendor in Ho Chi Minh City

A portable coffee vendor in Ho Chi Minh City

The small, gasoline powered scooter is the heartbeat of Ho Chi Minh City, pulsing down the streets by the millions, surging, slowing, swerving and stopping. Everyone it seems has a scooter and they use them for everything: to transport families of five, to nap upon, to lounge on with a newspaper and a smoke, to transport large loads and newborn babies. And to earn a living.