Photographer's Note

Hanoi morning mist

Photo taken from the banks of the City's revered Hoan Kiem Lake. The following text is written by Samantha Coomber. Please enjoy!

Hoan Kiem Lake is a small body of water in the centre of the city. The sky is slowly lightening up the new day as Hanoi awakens from its nocturnal slumber. An all-consuming morning mist gently rises off the water and the air is refreshingly cool.
Hoan Kiem Lake is an unexpected calm of tranquility at the very heart - literally - of Hanoi, Vietnam's Capital City.
Hoan Kiem Lake means "Lake of the Restored Sword" referring to some legendary fifteenth century Vietnamese hero, whose magical sword — so the story goes — was swallowed by a golden tortoise. Hence on a tiny island in the middle of the lake stands appropriately "Tortoise Tower," an ancient three-tiered pavilion in memory of the famed tortoise.

*To a new friend of mine who must go to buy the airticket and missed this photo opportunity. In return, he made me feel bad by keep telling me about Yuanyang mist. Well, we are even now!

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