Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hoan Kiem Lake

This shot was taken by propping up my camera on a convenient electrical junction box and setting it on self-timer. There is still a bit of camera shake, but it's acceptable under the circumstances. By the way, Hoan Kiem Lake is one of the major centres of life in the city -- in the day there's a lot of activity and people selling food and souvenirs and at night it's a make-out haven. :) The name translated means the Lake of the Returned Sword, where as the legend goes, the King was bestowed a magical sword by a giant turtle to defeat his enemies. After the successful campaign, the King, as agreed, returned the sword to the turtle here. This temple sits right in the middle of the lake as a memorial. Nikon D7000, AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR

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