Paintings spotlight Hanoi in golden sunshine
A corner of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, St. Joseph’s Cathedral or old mossy walls are billed as artist Phong Hoang’s gift during social distancing days to those who fall in love with the capital city.
|“Mua sen Ha Thanh” (Lotus season in Hanoi) painting. (Photo courtesy of Phong Hoang)|
|A street barber in downtown Hanoi, a place associated with Phong Hoang’s memory that a barber provided him with free haircut after realizing that the artist was a visitor from the South. (Photo courtesy of Phong Hoang)|
|A sunny street corner in Hanoi. (Photo courtesy of Phong Hoang)|
|What Phong Hoang like best in Hanoi are the images of hawkers peddling flowers on the go and signature yellow walls of century-old houses. (Photo courtesy of Phong Hoang)|
|Hanoi’s resplendent St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Photo courtesy of Phong Hoang)|
|Nguyen Thiep Street corner during days before Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday. (Photo: courtesy of Phong Hoang)|
|A coffee shop on Phu Doan Street in downtown Hanoi. (Photo courtesy of Phong Hoang)|
|An ancient house on Phung Hung – Hang Ma T-junction in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. (Photo courtesy of Phong Hoang)|
|The capital city of Hanoi is serene while Ho Chi Minh City – the southern hub is more modern and dynamic. (Photo courtesy of Phong Hoang)|
Source: VNP/Photo courtesy of Phong Hoang
Physical distancing is what Hanoians are practicing to show patriotism and joint efforts to prevent COVID-19 epidemic from spreading.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on March 31 issued a strict order on social distancing, starting April 1. On the first day of implementing the order, Hanoi’s streets are much more deserted than usual.