Tra Que | abstract wallscape

Abstract Wallscape in Tra Que (c) 2018 by David Ourisman, all rights reserved

While this photo will never win any awards for travel photography, I absolutely love this image that I captured today. Claire and I were in the village of Tra Que, just a few minutes from Four Seasons The Nam Hai. We were visiting the Tra Que vegetable village, a small township that provides organic vegetables for restaurants and resorts around Hoi An. Its residents employ traditional organic farming techniques.

Quite a value at $28 USD per person, the day begins with a welcome drink, then a walking tour through acres of organic gardens. Our guide would stoop to pick fresh herbs, crush them in his fingers, and present them to us to savor the aroma. We enjoyed the beautiful shades of green and had the opportunity to watch a farmer creating a small plot which he fertilized with algae from a nearby lagoon, then watered using a pair of watering cans. Very informative, and visitors have a chance to try their hand. The garden tour concludes with a neck and foot massage for each guest, and this is followed by a Vietnamese cooking lesson ... and a very tasty lunch using produce from the gardens.

Tra Que vegetable village, (c) 2018 by David Ourisman, all rights reserved

So where did I find this composition? Claire, our guide, and I were sitting in an outdoor living space enjoying our welcome drinks. Looking to the left, I saw an old brick wall. Standing up to inspect it, I saw this open window looking into an old house that seemed to be falling apart. I loved the colors and textures of the scene and was able to capture this image.

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