Could be, but I'm pretty sure the photo I saw featured The Gap, because I
recall thinking about General Giap, and if he were spinning in his tomb.
On Nov 12, 2010, at 1:02 AM, Jim Couch wrote:
> I think that was my photo.
> The photo was taken in Hanoi on Christmas Eve 2008. The celebration was
> a football (soccer) victory over Thailand. Shop in the background was
> Calvin Klein. The contrast of Vietnam flags and a western corporate logo
> did strike me at the time, and still does. Vietnam is still a communist
> country, but certainly has a thriving 'capitalist' economy in many ways.
> BTW, one would think that Americans would be less than welcome in
> Vietnam, but that is certainly not the case. We were warmly welcomed
> wherever we traveled in the country.
> Jim Couch
> On 11/7/2010 3:58 PM, Bob Whitmire wrote:
>> Hummmm . . . kinda depends on your point of view. It's much to soon for
>> history to to render any kind of verdict on Iraq or Afghanistan, never mind
>> that Afghanistan technically is a NATO operation. As for Vietnam, well, I
>> think I recall mentioning here having seen a photo within the last year.
>> Some kind of celebration in Hanoi, maybe whooping it up over whipping the
>> nasty imperialists . . . bunch of young people in Hanoi, all wearing western
>> garb and dancing in front of The Gap. Not The Giap, but rather The Gap. in
>> Hanoi. Makes you wonder who won what and who lost what . . . .<shrug>
>> --Bob Whitmire
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