Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

Linking up with The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge.

I took this photo while relaxing at a wonderful social enterprise, Sozo, in the backpacker’s area of Ho Chi Minh City. It was a day that I just wanted to relax and observe, and I found a good vantage point from their balcony.

vietnam street life


  1. Mabel Kwong says:

    It looks like a busy life down there. I wonder what they families are talking about 🙂

    1. Me too! Those little chairs are actually a little streetside coffee/tea shop.

  2. peace says:

    I loved this picture. Is it from SA?

    1. It was taken in Vietnam while on Semester at Sea 🙂

  3. The Rider says:

    Hi! Jy reis op lekker plekke rond! Ek geniet jou foto!

  4. harveylisam says:

    Love this!! I feel like you captured a *real* moment here.

  5. mtalika says:

    cool picture i like it……it is just a simple life with no stresses, it seems.

    1. Thanks! I wouldn’t say their lives are without stress though. There is great poverty in Vietnam, and the women sitting on those little chairs are actually waiting for customers to their street-side coffee shop.

  6. annebosworth says:

    I’ve seen so many photos from this weekly photo challenge and I’m pretty surprised how the amateur photographers can capture “street life” in its diversity. For me, this photo is an amazing example of secret observation and I feel your sensibility there. I’ve seen street artists, empty streets and roads, but this is something I was probably looking for – intimate situations, everyday life, people in their routines – for me, that is how I feel “street life” – routines which make its heart beat. It sounds crazy, I know, but I haven’t found anything similar among the photos from this weekly challenge. This reminds me of one amateur photographer who I found by accident but I really like his philosophy – maybe it can be helpful for you (For me, it was really inspirational). He also captures everyday life as an observer and I just thought you would like his black-white photos. Can you also see the similarity? 🙂

    1. Thanks for your kind words, I really appreciate it! Castellino’s images are impressive, thanks for sharing them.

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