Small Demon
Jul 062012
 

One of the first things that struck me about Vietnam when I first came here was the way the Vietnamese failed to draw a sharp line between the sacred and the secular. It is not that these categories do not exist in Vietnamese culture so much as they constantly interpenetrate each other. Little temples pop up in commercial districts, certain ancient trees are venerated with incenses and offerings of food & flowers while in front of the temple & beneath the tree commerce goes on at its usual frenetic pace.

Guardian Dog

Guardian Dog at temple on Lo Ren Street, Hanoi Vietnam

 

 Posted by at 7:48 pm

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.