A view of the train tracks in the middle of a residential street in the Hanoi old quarter, Vietnam © Michael Evans Photographer 2019

Life on Hanoi train street, Vietnam…

Street Photography in Hanoi

Imagine living with a train track just a few feet from your front door…? In the quirky old quarter of Hanoi, the inhabitants on the railway tracks have swapped the hazards of the ubiquitous moped for those of a high speed train flying past twice daily. Washing, cooking, trading and catching up with neighbours is noisily interrupted for a few minutes as the train rumbles past, and then the calm returns. This strange oasis is not only very photogenic, but it felt almost surreal in that for the first time in a few days of walking the city streets the traffic noise was now only a distant buzz, and I could relax my scooter vigilance for a few seconds…

A view of the train tracks in the middle of a residential street in the Hanoi old quarter, Vietnam © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
© Michael Evans Photographer 2019
A view of the train tracks in the middle of a residential street in the Hanoi old quarter, Vietnam © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
House front with a balcony view of the tracks… © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
A view of the train tracks in the middle of a residential street in the Hanoi old quarter, Vietnam © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
© Michael Evans Photographer 2019
A view of the train tracks in the middle of a residential street in the Hanoi old quarter, Vietnam © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
© Michael Evans Photographer 2019
A view of the train tracks in the middle of a residential street in the Hanoi old quarter, Vietnam © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
Where are my front door keys…? © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
A view of the train tracks in the middle of a residential street in the Hanoi old quarter, Vietnam © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
Exterior of the Hanoi Train Tracks cafe where we stopped for a welcoming cool drink… © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
A view of the train tracks in the middle of a residential street in the Hanoi old quarter, Vietnam © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
© Michael Evans Photographer 2019
A view of the train tracks in the middle of a residential street in the Hanoi old quarter, Vietnam © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
Lunch being prepared on train street…© Michael Evans Photographer 2019
A view of the train tracks in the middle of a residential street in the Hanoi old quarter, Vietnam © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
© Michael Evans Photographer 2019
A view of the train tracks in the middle of a residential street in the Hanoi old quarter, Vietnam © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
Right on schedule… © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
A view of the train tracks in the middle of a residential street in the Hanoi old quarter, Vietnam © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
Trying not to move as the train flies past a few inches from my lens…© Michael Evans Photographer 2019
A view of the train tracks in the middle of a residential street in the Hanoi old quarter, Vietnam © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
Where the track crosses the road… © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
A view of the train tracks in the middle of a residential street in the Hanoi old quarter, Vietnam © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
Dual purpose laundry rack…© Michael Evans Photographer 2019
A view of the train tracks in the middle of a residential street in the Hanoi old quarter, Vietnam © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
Beautiful plant display on train street… © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
A view of the train tracks in the middle of a residential street in the Hanoi old quarter, Vietnam © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
Discussing a bargain with a neighbour… © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
A view of the train tracks in the middle of a residential street in the Hanoi old quarter, Vietnam © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
Time to open the house up again… © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
A view of the train tracks in the middle of a residential street in the Hanoi old quarter, Vietnam © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
© Michael Evans Photographer 2019
A view of the train tracks in the middle of a residential street in the Hanoi old quarter, Vietnam © Michael Evans Photographer 2019
© Michael Evans Photographer 2019

As ever, all images captured with my much loved Canon 5DSR and a selection of lenses… The street that the train passes along is Ngo 224 Le Duan, a short 30 – 40 minute walk from where we were staying at the excellent O’Gallery Premier Hotel in the Hoan Kiem district. Just be aware that the train does not and cannot stop, so if you are planning on visiting be aware and don’t risk your safety for a photo…!

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