Photolog: Saigon Opera House

The Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon Opera House, is an opera house in Ho Chi Minh CityVietnam. Built in 1897 by the French, and later restored in 1995 by the Vietnamese Government.


Shot using a Lubitel 166B with Kodak TMAX400 

What first caught my eyes was the stunning architecture – I knew I had to take a photo of this. And I didn’t stop at just one, in fact I took a few on 2 different cameras just to be sure.

Shot using a Minolta X-700 + Rokkor-X 50 f1.7 with Fuji Sensia 400

I didn’t know that it was an Opera House, and wasn’t sure if I could go in as it looked very quiet from the outside.

A few more photos to stir your interest…

If you’re in Vietnam or going there – make sure to visit the Saigon Opera House (click here to check out what others are saying on TripAdvisor). I will be sure to go back there to catch a performance when I go back to Ho Chi Minh CityVietnam.

The People of Saigon, Vietnam – #10 – Final

This is gonna be the final post of this series : “The People of Saigon, Vietnam“.

The foreground is actually not the people, but I still like this shot. I think Sensia 400 (cross-processed) gives a warm and vibrant feeling. Leave me a comment if you like it too! 🙂

Camera: Minolta X-700
Film: Fuji Sensia 400

Location: Vietnam, 2011

The People of Saigon, Vietnam – #9

This is the part of the series : “The People of Saigon, Vietnam“.

This is possibly one of my favourite shot from this trip. Leave me a comment if you like it too! 🙂

Camera: Minolta X-700
Film: Fuji Sensia 200

Location: Vietnam, 2011

The People of Saigon, Vietnam – #8

This is the part of the series : “The People of Saigon, Vietnam”. I will be uploading more images of this series soon, keep checking! 🙂

Camera: Minolta X-700
Film: Fuji Sensia 200

Location: Vietnam, 2011

The People of Saigon, Vietnam – #7

This is the part of the series : “The People of Saigon, Vietnam”. I will be uploading more images of this series soon, keep checking! 🙂

Camera: Minolta X-700
Film: Fuji Sensia 200

Location: Vietnam, 2011

The People of Saigon, Vietnam – #6

This is the part of the series : “The People of Saigon, Vietnam”. I will be uploading more images of this series soon, keep checking! 🙂

Camera: Minolta X-700
Film: Fuji Sensia 200

Location: Vietnam, 2011

My Sexy TLR

Camera : Minolta X-700
Film : Fuji Reala 100

Location : SIM @ Namly, Singapore 2011

That is my lovely TLR (Twin-Lens Reflex) camera, the Lubitel 166B. Although it’s older than me, it’s still remarkable in both cosmetic and functionality. It gives me great images time and again. Much love. 🙂