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City Hall in Saigon

City Hall in Saigon
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Copyright: Jeff Kniffin (JeffK) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 53 W: 4 N: 41] (712)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-23 10:54
Viewed: 2614
Points: 4
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Ho Chi Minh City Hall,

The City Hall in Ho Chi Minh City is called by many names. The City Hall was called the Town Hall till 1954. In the brief span of time between 1954 and 1975 it was renamed the City Hall of Saigon. Since 1975 the building has been called the Ho Chi Minh City Peopleís Committee Building. This charming cream and yellow French Colonial Building stands at the end of Nguyen Hue Boulevard on the Le Thanh Ton Street.

The construction of this building started in March 1898 and was completed in 1908. The building is said to be designed by the famous French architect P. Gardesís whose design contributed to the main hall and the rectangular wings. On the top of the building is the famous bell tower which is placed on a pyramid like pedestal. The presence of bell towers is adapted from Renaissance architecture and is a feature that is common to most European town halls.

Since this is a working government building, no one other than civil servants and cleaners are allowed in. Saigon's Town Hallís distinct French colonial architecture reminds you of provincial French towns. Though it is not open to the public, tourists can see it from the outside

PP- Sharpen, and framed

Thanks for looking,


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this photo makes me pleasure cause
i like to know famous buildings in the world
very clearity image and blue hour really nice
happy christmas

Hi Jeff
Nice landscape and vert interesting place
Great composition and nice lighting
Well done

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