Hence I think I show you the place, where I may visualise you in the best way how confused you can be as a foreigner walking into some streets and restaurants in the largest Vietname cities.
A few more steps and what we have. For me this is like a magical mish mash. The grey concrete floor and the white bricks on the high walls are the background for oriental and colonial past.
How do you like this red pattern fabric of the armchair, the color so symbolic in the Chinese culture?
Behing the next jade colored beautiful piece - a chair and stylish coat hanger rack. The old sewing machine looks here just right. As well as the two completely different mirrors: a large simple one in the changing room and the second with the ornament frame.
The furniture and decor of this little boutique full of clothes and jewellery seems to be very much vintage - nothing is brand new, from the interior store but rather dated with scratches here and there. You can easily see this on the front of the cabinet. Behind it the lady who ownes the place can see all the clients.
But this is not the end of the adventure because we actually wished to visit a restaurant. The waiter directed us further, to the next floor. The staircase showed another two elements I love in this coutry: ceiling fan (what a pity the Polish weather does not justify this interior element) and the Vietnamese lamp. This kind of lamp shades I observed in a few restaurants and their shapes are different than these typical seen in the souvenir shops.
Inne wersje takich lamp poniżej. Jeśli jesteście ciekawi to designerska wersja pięknie prezentuje się tutaj.
When we reach the floor... aren't you confused that we are suddently in Paris? Look at the pattern on the floor, the balcony chairs as in a little bistro or the white shutters in the windows.
And even more - look out the window!
Honestly, the nigh hours are the best for such places when you can sit with the cold beer and the hot pho to observe how history, orient tradition and moderns times coexist.