I’ve still got about 300 more Vietnam photos in my shutterfly account. I’m just taking my own sweet time, not like it matters to anyone.
On our second day, we visited the President’s home(which is now a tourist spot) which is shit boring so I’m not going to dwell on that. But do look at the few of the nicer shots I managed at that place. Apparently a bomb fell on one of the stairways before.
The view from the President’s home.
There are underground tunnels beneathe the building. This is some emergency button thingie to alert the people in the building during the war. So authentic looking right? Looks like something from a themepark ride.
The ‘computers’ back then. Or are they telegram machines?
My brother going down one of the tunnels. I like this shot, what with the dramatic contour of his body.
I don’t like tunnels though, I get claustrophobic.
One of the photographs in the hall.
Next stop we went to this war memorial place. Sorry, I’m very very bad with names because it was all in Vietnamese.
A real tank!
I cannot understand. But I thought it’d make a nice photo.
I love the drawing of the guillotine. So pretty!
There was a photo gallery there about the hardships of the war. It was actually quite saddening to look at them. One thing though, I really admire the photographer who took all these photos.
A plane crashing into a village.
Looks like something out of a movie, doesn’t it?
A soldier giving CPR to a fellow military man.
The caption beneath this one was about an anguished American soldier.
A child sits abandoned amidst the tirade of soldiers.
This one was cool because of the way the army guy’s legs which constituted as a frame.
Scary shit. Some of the beggars in Vietnam looked like this.
Babies who were malformed due to the radiation from the bombs. The twins on the left were born in 1984.
Cleft-lip baby. I’ve learnt about this in my course. A side of the lips will split up into the nasal cavity.
Another result due to the bombings.
Very sad right.
A beautiful collage of paintings by Vietnamese children in the name of peace.
Some of the actual weapons used during the war.
Dad and his camera.
l-r: Mum, Dad, Brother, Grandmother
We went into a jail replica and on the walls were paintings of the many forms of torture that were executed during the war. This one is for women prisoners. They’d release a snake into their pants as a form of punishment.
I think this one was carried out during the Japanese Occupation in Malaya as well.. they’d put a hose into the prisoner’s mouth and fill him with water until his stomach expands.
Self explanatory, no?
Nipple electrocution. Kinky.
A genuine guillotine.
This was actually behind a metal door with only a flap to look into. I stuck my camera in and got this. Freaky shit no?
With flash. They put a fake prisoner in and alot of people shuddered visibly after looking into the flap.