Hanoi Old Quarter images exhibited in France hinh anh 1Vietnamese Ambassador to France at the event. (Photo: VNA)

Some 30 pictures and 15 panels of Hanoi ancient quarter’s culture and daily life were on display at an exhibition held in Paris, France on September 9 as part of activities to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day.

Memories of familiar old streets with old men reading newspapers, food vendors and young women in the long traditional Ao Dai were brought back to people who once lived in Hanoi.

This is the first exhibition on the old Hanoi held in France, Vietnamese-French painter Nam Tran said, praising the wonderful pictures and photos depicting a charming Hanoi.

Meanwhile, Publication Director of the Francophonie Actualites magazine Joseph Ahekoe stated that the exhibition reminds him of his delightful visit to Hanoi, the thousand-year-old city.

Attending the exhibition, visitors get a deeper understanding of Hanoi’s ancient streets, cultural values and efforts to preserve its heritages.

The free exhibition will run until September 19.-VNA