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Asahi Pentax K1000, 35mm SLR, images of Vietnam page 5

seat of the Cao Dai         sect at Tay Ninh

The colourful Temple, above, is the seat of the Cao Dai sect at Tay Ninh in the Southern Delta area, and top right is a follower peering through one of the windows at a service being conducted inside. Services are conducted every six hours and the faithful should ideally attend all. The converging verticals in the photograph demonstrate rather well what happens when you angle a standard camera up to get in a tall structure.

Cao Dai follower peering through one of the windows

canny little monkeys running wild in the       Delta

Mekong Delta Monkey Trying to find wildlife in Vietnam to photograph has generally proved frustrating, all the big animals were hunted by the French colonials and the subsequent conflicts to oust first them, then the US and allied forces wiped out virtually everything else. The final coup de gras is the not inconsequential fact the Vietnamese will eat anything with legs, except a table. And that's a line a Vietnamese told me! However I did find these canny little monkeys running wild in the Delta.

from the K1000 Gallery

 

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