Thursday Doors, Streetside in Hue, Vietnam, 11/5/17.

It’s been a while since I’ve put words into WordPress. Travel and a tragedy removed my focus from the weekly challenges and my fingers haven’t felt like hitting the keyboard.

But it’s time to get back into the swing of things and whilst trying to be more organised with my photo library, I have unearthed some more doors from my trip to Hue in Vietnam last November.

I don’t feel I have visited a place unless I’ve poked around the back streets, hit some sights off the tourist trail and I had the chance to do that in Hue thanks to a wonderful cyclo driver who saw me limping, spotted his chance and rescued me from the cobbles of the Imperial City.

Little did he know as he cyclo’d up and started his pitch that I was desperate to sit, but distraught that I might miss out on the street wander. It was a win-win situation, we were both happy once I got over the awkwardness of being cyclo’d around.

Some doors and gates from the day…

High above the street level, door and shutter decoration on a wall, funky colours and style…

All the extras complement the doors…

Street door maker…

Faded elegance…

Spirit houses have no doors…

Colonial splendour…

Tranquillity hinted at through the gates…

A streetside temple, no-one to walk into my shot…

An old Hue house…

An even older one, lots going on here, especially those upper doors…

Surrounded by the striking turquoise, so frequently seen in Vietnam…

My brilliant cyclo driver. If you ever spot him on the streets of Hue, jump in, he has perfect English and is a mine of information and do send him my best wishes…

Linking with Thursday doors. Hosted by Norm Frampton, pop on over and check out this week’s doors…

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23 comments on “Thursday Doors, Streetside in Hue, Vietnam, 11/5/17.

  1. So many different styles, and glad you got a ride:):) I have the same thing, you really don’t get to know a town/city unless you have seen the back streets and alleys! that’s why we never travel and visit with a tour guide!

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  2. Looks like your cyclo driver saved the day:) I too like to poke around in the ‘real life’ of a place when I travel. It’s the best experience. You got some great photos.

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    • Thank you, Marian. Tragedy dulls in your mind as you learn to accept it. Vietnam solo was a fantastic experience. I learnt, I coped and had a wonderful time. I could do anything I wanted to! And I did 🙂 It was a confirmation for me that travelling carefully and sensibly just gives you so many opportunities. I have in the past done solo travel, but nothing like this, I flew in Vietnam, took every opportunity and had the most wonderful time. I will add that Vietnam is really very safe for an over the hill female going solo!

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  3. Oh, you’ve just filled some missing things in me. I’ve passed those doors countless times but not ever really give any attention to know its beauty (except doors of old house and palaces :)). Thank so much.

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