Dominique THIRIONphotography

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Hạ Long Bay*. April 2013.
The sky is dreary. The sea is grey.
There are lots of people.
Too many people.
Far too many people.
So the magic of the place is radically altered.
The constantly clicking cameras seem to create another scene, like a dream slowly turning into a nightmare.
This is the atmosphere I had to convey.

* Hạ Long Bay is a stretch of water of about 1,500 km² in northern Việt Nam, in the Gulf of Tonkin, near China and 170 km east of Hà Nội. A coastline of 120 km runs alongside it. Its landscape of eroded limestone rocks features 1,969 islets, causing it to be listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1994.

Translation : Jacques Permentiers

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