Poster of the exhibition (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi, April 11 (VNA) – Thirty pictures exposing the essence of the night in Hanoi and Hue through the lens of Sebastien Laval will be on display at Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi from April 14 – 24. 

To create the collection, the French photographer captured the two cities in the period between 6 pm and 6 am, showing the surreal beauty of deserted alleys, railway lines and shops lit by streetlights.

His oldest picture to be exhibited was shot in December 2007, when he first discovered the quieter capital streets at night.

These photos are likely to inspire the audience and help them view Hanoi and Hue in a different way, said Metropole Hanoi General Manager Franck Lafourcade.

After being displayed at the hotel, the photos will be exhibited at the Art Vietnam Gallery in Hanoi, before being sent to another exhibition at MGallery La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa in Hue from April 29 to May 4.

Sebastien Laval first visited Vietnam in the early 1990s to learn about local ethnic minorities. His photos from the trip have been exhibited as part of the Hue Festival in 2008, 2010 and 2014.-VNA