SUNDAY MORNING IN SAIGON'S DISTRICT TEN
Saigon is not a sleepy city. On a Sunday morning, you can expect every district to rise early. On the morning after Vietnam's loss to Uzbekistan in the U23 Asia Football Championships, life was going on. A sense of pride still lingered in the air as locals wore their Vietnam flag T-shirts, read the game recap in the local newspaper, and watched highlights on their TVs. As with most (all?) residential areas in Saigon, these daily rituals spilled out on to the street. District ten's narrow alleyways are a perfect place to exchange smiles with friendly locals and politely get a glimpse into local life.
We visited the adjacent Flower Market (Cho Ho Thi Ky) and the Cambodia Market (Cho Campuchia) to capture the early morning buzz of a busy Saigonese marketplace. Below are some of my favourite captures from that morning. I think that the dull, flat lighting gives this series of photos a gloomy look, but the feeling that morning was decidedly bright and upbeat.