Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Where in the world is........?

The cook down the street is on walkabout, he's been taking a diving class on an island off Thailand and generally making a nuisance of himself by sending photos of beaches and food. He's also been travelling apparently.  He sent this one the other day, and it took me a bit to figure out that I have seen in before, in person. Any guesses? It's a place that has had thousands of photo's taken, most on a certain date in 1975.



Maybe adding one thing might help, a helicopter....


I had a chance to go back several years ago, to help start a cardiac center in Hue, and declined. 

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  1. Such a momentous place and certainly makes me feel a wave of guilt, although I had nothing to do with it.

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    1. That's exactly what the Germans of a certain (assumed) age say about WW2

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  2. Even though I guessed, dropping my eyes to the evaculation picture was startling.

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  3. If only that had been the last one.

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    1. Plato: "Only the dead have heard the end to war".

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  4. Looks like the presidential palace in Saigon.

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    1. I actually spent little time there when Incountry. I know I've gone past it in a pedicab, but don't remember any specifics.

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  5. Takes me back to my senior year in high school--I was in Saigon in 2011 and never saw any buildings like that with just one motorbike in the foreground--those bikes seemed to swell to fill every street

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  6. The helicopter pic says U.S. embassy in Saigon. Isn't it always hot and humid there?

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    1. It's never 'cold, though the monsoon and dry seasons seem very different when you've been there a year.

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  7. Dumb me. Curious about "several years ago" and "declined."

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    1. Not at all, TB. It was 1985, the practice I was with in Seattle had several docs involved with a local peace docs. They were setting up a cardiac clinic in Hue, where I'd been during the Tet offensive....I just couldn't bring myself to go back. A weakness, no doubt, but not one that I could overcome at that point.

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