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Re: [OM] Reminiscing [was: Re: iPhone et al]

Subject: Re: [OM] Reminiscing [was: Re: iPhone et al]
From: Bob Whitmire <bwhitmire@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 08:53:33 -0500
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.

--Bob Whitmire
www.bobwhitmire.com





On Nov 12, 2010, at 1:02 AM, Jim Couch wrote:

> Bob,
> 
> I think that was my photo.
> 
> http://www.unicornphotography.com/SE-Asia-Travels/VietNam-Vo-Dich/7419902_tTirq#478164109_swHQq-A-LB
> 
> 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
>> www.bobwhitmire.com
> 
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