02/11/2018 09:57 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Exhibition has nostalgia for Hanoi

An exhibition entitled Nostalgia for Hanoi’s Streets recently held in Hanoi depicts the city from the early 19th century to the mid-20th century.
The event was held by the National Archives of Vietnam and the Embassy of France in Hanoi as part of activities celebrating the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-France diplomatic ties.

The exhibition, which will run through December 31, showcases more than 130 copies of documents, photos, maps and technical drawings displaying the daily life, culture and religion of Hanoians.

Highlights of the exhibition include images of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, the Temple of Literature, West Lake and its surrounding historical sites. There are photos of Hoan Kiem Lake and The Huc Bridge, Ngoc Son Temple, Turtle Tower and other architectural structures of Asian-European style, which include the Hanoi Opera House, Hanoi Train Station, Hanoi Post Office and the Citadel.

The exhibition aims to provide visitors with an archival treasure trove of research and information on Hanoi to inspire love and pride among Hanoians and encourage them to preserve and uphold the capital city’s traditional cultural values.


The event is held by the National Archives of Vietnam and the French Embassy in Hanoi as part of the activities
celebrating the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-France diplomatic ties.



Dang Thanh Tung, Director of the National Archives of Vietnam and French Ambassador to Vietnam Bertrand Lortholary
cut the ribbon to open the exhibition.



The exhibition showcases more than 100 copies of documents and photos from a period of history of Hanoi.


The show attracts a lot of visitors thanks to its rich and valuable materials about Thang Long-Hanoi.


The exhibition offers an insight into the history, culture, land and people of Thang Long
from the 19th century to the mid-20th century.



It aims to provide visitors with an archival treasure trove of research and information on Hanoi.


Copies of old documents are introduced to the public for the first time.


Photos of old Hanoi are an interesting part of the exhibition.


Older Hanoians can find familiar images of the capital city in the past.


The exhibition organizers hope to inspire love and pride among Hanoians.

Professor of History Nguyen Van Tham said the exhibition gives not only valuable information on the development of thousand-year-old Hanoi but also shows the respect for generations past and their contributions to Hanoi today.

Tran Huu Quang, general secretary of the Association of Alumni of Albert Sarraut High School (now Tran Phu High School), one of the best-known schools in Indochina built in Hanoi in 1919, was moved when seeing the exhibit. Quang said that the exhibition helped recall his old school and friends as well as the familiar streets and scenery of old Hanoi.

The event has attracted a lot of local and foreign visitors thanks to its rich and valuable materials and research on the history, culture and architecture of the capital city./.
 
Story: Bich Van - Photos: Viet Cuong