Wed. May 22nd, 2024

VietNamNet Bridge – Mossy tiled roofs are gradually being replaced with metal roofs, while more metal cages have appeared on the balconies or the roofs of the old houses, making Hanoi’s ancient streets more oppressive, unkempt.

 

hanoi, old quarter, iron cage, iron roof 

Hang Duong Street seen from above.

 

hanoi, old quarter, iron cage, iron roof 

Pedestrians can very easily see many houses with choppy front.

 

hanoi, old quarter, iron cage, iron roof 

Looking from above, most roofs in the ancient streets of Hang Buom, Hang Giay and many other areas have been renovated.

 

hanoi, old quarter, iron cage, iron roof 

Since the living space is not extended while the population is on the rise, many families in the Old Quarter build metal cages.

 

hanoi, old quarter, iron cage, iron roof 

In the narrow and populated Old Quarter, such metal cages of less
than 10 m2 like this may be the ideal place of living of a family.

 

hanoi, old quarter, iron cage, iron roof 

Many houses have only one place where have natural light – the top floor.

 

hanoi, old quarter, iron cage, iron roof 

A rare slot that is enough to stand for hanging clothes.

 

hanoi, old quarter, iron cage, iron roof 

There are many households living at No. 60 Hang Buom Street have to use electric light 24/7. 


VNE

By vivian