Spooky Night In The Old Town

in Photography Lovers2 months ago

Spooky Night In The Old Town

The old town in Hoi An, in Vietnam, used to be a bustling tourist destination, however with Covid tourism has all but vanished, leaving a spooky maze of tourism shops and antiquated buildings.

I did a little walk the other night and captured some photos on my phone, they are not the best quality that I think highlights some interesting elements of this nighttime, once teaming village, now forgotten streets... Semi-forgotten. lol.

This first image is looking into one of these houses with altars and shrines.

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then you approach the gateway to the old bridge, locals sit huddled underneath awnings late at night gambling and drinking.

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lovers quickly bustle into the bridge to get out of the darkness, but what awaits inside this forgotten bridge?

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monkey shrines with fruit to guard the passage through

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this wooden bridge is one of the oldest structures in the city and creaks with each step

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It does really nice, this bridge from the outside and the way they have lit, makes it look nice then also very spooky.

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much to my surprise they also had a bunch of pirate ships outside. It did confuse me a bit

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I do wonder what they were doing with these boats and if they had mock naval battles

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just check out the anchor on this one, is like a French galleon.

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and of course what Hoi An, is known for the lanterns in this colorful boat, like a glowing specter rolling down the river.

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Day or night, it is a beautiful city to visit even though it is a bit spooky this time. lol

I hope you enjoyed viewing some of these photos you get out there and take some pictures of your own!

Much love