Playing musical chairs for a sunset in Hoi An, Vietnam, Southeast Asia

Playing musical chairs for a sunset in Hoi An, Vietnam, Southeast Asia

Playing musical chairs for a sunset in Hoi An, Vietnam, Southeast Asia


"There is nothing more musical than a sunset." - Claude Debussy

Hoi An is located on the coast of the South China Sea in central Vietnam. It was an important Vietnamese trading center in the 16th and 17th centuries and as a result it is has a mixture of Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and French architecture. In 1999 the old town was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

One of the landmark images of the town is the 400 year old Japanese Covered Bridge. For two nights in a row I tried to photograph it at twilight. For some reason somebody decided not to light the bridge up and besides my table top tripod kept shaking like a California earthquake whenever pedestrians would walk on the wooden footbridge it was situated on.

On the second night I decided to switch over to the New Bridge (what the locals called it) that spanned the Thu Bon River, which thankfully was only a couple of footsteps away. I occasionally would walk over to see if they illuminated the Japanese Covered Bridge but to no avail.

So after playing some musical chairs I captured a glorious sunset in Hoi An, Vietnam.

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Taken on: 24th April, 2012. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See Sam Antonio Photography's page of Flickr

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