A local photographer has introduced a collection of photos featuring various famous sites in Vietnam in which he set old black and white images into colour.A local photographer has introduced a collection of photos featuring various famous sites in Vietnam in which he set old black and white images into colour.

The collection provides a fresh perspective on familiar cultural and historical landmarks throughout the country, and belongs to a new photo project titled: Vietnam- A look back to the past.

The photographer, Nguyen Xuan Khanh, from central Khanh Hoa Province, has made each of the photos by combining old photos of these places with newly shot ones.

Khanh said that he has spent more than a year travelling around the country to prepare his collection. He hopes that it will show how these places have changed with time.

Below comes some of the photos in his collection:

The Vietnam Liberation troops retook the Independence Palace (Dinh Doc Lap) on April 30, 1975

Vietnamese troops celebrated their victory on April 30, 1975

A Street in Sai Gon (now HCM City) in 1969

The Caravelle Hotel (Sai Gon) in 1969 and now

The Majestic Hotel (Sai Gon) in 1966 and now

Ben Thanh market in 1922

The Notre Dame Cathedral in HCM City in 1890

The HCM City opera house and the Continental Hotel during the early 20th century

Sai Gon Street during the 50s-60s

A street in Nha Trang City during 1966-1968

Nha Trang beach in 1968 (original photo taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt)

 The gate of Dien Khanh Palace in Khanh Hoa

 Da Lat Train Station in 1948

 Xuan Huong Lake in Da Lat during the 1950s

 Hoi An in the past and now

 Quang Tri ancient citadel in 1968

The Imperial Citadel in Hue during 1925-1930

Truong Tien Bridge in Hue in 1967

source: dtinews