Hanoi’s Early 20th Century: ’On the Second Floor - Phố Phái'
4 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2019
Date Written: September 22, 2019
And not just look; one needs to know where to look as well. In this case: look upwards, on the second floor of the old townhouses, which has not been replaced by showcasing pavilions or modern glass doors. Some houses have been repainted, but the architecture – the form of the story, the shapes, and construction of the balconies, the decorating sculptures – still exudes a century-old familiarity. So it turns out that Phố Phái, though no longer intact, is still present here.
Keywords: Cultural evolution; Franco-Chinese; Old Quarter; Vietnam
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