Saigon Street

Peter Evans

Ridgewood, Australia

Artist's Description

A typical street scene in Saigon, Vietnam.
A rush of humanity on mechanical steeds, so much of me !

Just from around the corner where the major Tet Offensive (1972) in that area commenced and where all the drunken correspondents were hanging out.
Olympus 30

I thought I might add this to the description because it does contain pertainent information that may assist people shooting in Sth Vietnam.
As far as I’m ware and I have plenty of experience in serving overseas you WILL NOT have any trouble from those that are true Southerners. The trouble is trying tell who is South and who or whose family originates from the Nth. One way to do that straight up is to call Ho Chi Min City by the name of Saigon. You will almost certainly get an instant rebuke if the person you speaking with has Northern connections. If the person is from the South you get a very tired but warm smile all thye help you need and maybe an invite home for tea. The Northers and I’m generalizing here due to me experience get all the top jobs and in fact just about all the jobs and are bleeding the South dry. After all that what they wanted South Vietnam under their wing is because the North weren’t producers of any thing except Maxist politics and art.

The South is a beautiful country I’m going back, does anyone want to join me in a small group PS: we will also go Nth to get the usual now obligatory Bay etc shots, but only if you want to. Entered Mar 2013 :-)

In answer to a comment from one of our RB comrades I also thought I’d put up here:
Thanks Geof that makes two of us, Between the bucketing down of rain, the hassling by marketers on motor scooters and private secrurity giving me a bit of a hassle I decided,cause i knew the image I wanted to take I ended up telling them all to go to buggery, the real police fronted I flashed a couple of cards and I was fine, just well as well that the word must of spread cause I was given a little grief with the local lads and some of the girls also earlier but that pretty much stopped. In fact it was pretty damned alright after that I got some great help but the Southerners were always ok!!

– Peter Evans

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