I stood exterior the Saigon Central Submit Workplace, in Ho Chi Ming Metropolis, Vietnam, clicking footage. The yellow coloured constructing with inexperienced home windows regarded spectacular from the surface. I used to be attempting to incorporate the colourful wares of the native distributors hanging across the premises. And as normal I used to be not liking any of the photographs I clicked!
Proper throughout the highway was the Notre Dame Church (don’t confuse it with the Paris one) and I used to be tempted to jump over. However the Church was closed for restore work, so I walked over to the publish workplace questioning why have been we visiting a publish workplace of all locations! However one take a look at the interiors and I knew the place was particular.
The constructing was constructed from 1886 to 1891 by the French. It’s mentioned to have Renaissance, Gothic and French Colonial design affect but when I might be trustworthy I can’t inform one from the opposite. I’m your common vacationer to whom the constructing regarded nice, notably the interiors. However ask me to distinguish between Renaissance and Colonial and also you misplaced me at R, extra so when I’m drained. It has been designed by Frenchman Alfred Foulhoux. In case you are within the historical past of the publish workplace head over right here and skim extra.
The publish workplace nonetheless features as a publish workplace however it standard with vacationers. I used to be advised I might mail a publish card again residence if I wished however I gave it a cross. I used to be extra fascinated by strolling round and taking footage. The ground was spectacular, the arches have been grad and the entire impact was superb!
Our group was speculated to spend a brief period of time right here after which transfer on. However somebody went to mail a publish card again residence and that gave me a while. I stood on the entrance, holding my cellular phone in a single hand and the DSLR in one other to click on this shot and after about 50 tries I gave up in frustration. Later, I assumed I received perhaps one okay shot, the one you see above, although the cellular phone in my hand is barely crooked.
I visited Saigon Central Submit Workplace on the primary day of my Vietnam journey, I used to be nonetheless tried. The fantastic thing about it hardly registered on my sleep disadvantaged mind. However after I look again, I really feel like I missed up on the chance to discover extra. Nevertheless, now that you’ve learn this publish, in case you ever end up round there, go ready. It’s a gorgeous constructing and it’s completely price visiting.
PS. My journey to Vietnam my sponsored by Indigo.