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[Photos] Wander Through the Old Quarter in 1995 Hanoi

What do you miss most about the 1990s?

Is it the jean-on-jean fashion, the distinct lack of air pollution, or the childhood snacks and toys that have more or less gone extinct? While roaming the neighborhoods of central Hanoi, a Swedish tourist by the name of Per Lander snapped these black-and-white shots of the capital on an unremarkable day. Without the fanfare of Tet or the Christmas season, these scenes of the city stand out for their pure urban rhythm and are great nostalgia fodder.

Have a closer look below:

Nguyen Sieu Street.

An old man selling used glasses and a street vendor grilling chả.

A trà đá stall and shops.

Shoe shop on Hang Dau Street.

Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc.

Driving through Hang Ga.

Honda Cubs are prevalent.

Bamboo for sale on Hang Ga Street.

Local students at the end of a school day.

Cau Go Street.

[Photos via Redsvn]

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