Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Vietnam Chronicles Two: Rice Paper Paintings at the Ben Tanh Market

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

They say that a trip to Ho Chi Minh City is never complete without a visit to its famous Ben Tanh Market located at the intersection of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao and Le Lai Streets in District 1. Originally built by the French in 1859, the market had been moved to its new building in 1912.


From the hodgepodge of items sold in the market, we found--and bought--these water color paintings on rice paper:


7 comments:

Kayni said...

i LOVE the water color paintings =).

Anonymous said...

definitely better than divisoria and chatuchak. my kind of market, not too many vendors to choose from. :)

agnes said...

Lovely :-)

Vitchie said...

ethereal art, luv it!

jacqueline said...

wow! lovely paintings. :) the framing made them look lovelier.

Angeli said...

thanks, everyone. and happy holidays! :)

@jac: i handcarried those paintings then had them framed here. i wasn't sure about the black matting i chose, but it turned out okay naman. :)

@anonymous: i thought your favorite market is quiapo? mine is cherry, of course. hahahah

witsandnuts said...

I'll take a mental note to buy something like that when I visit Vietnam. =)

 
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