Wednesday, July 20, 2016

VIETNAM ~ Hanoi Cathedral ~

...A great view...three lovely girls in beautiful white dresses and pointy hats going to church??? in this very imposing building...a little Notre Dame...from traveling friend Jobbo!!Thanks once more Jobbo!! (✿◠‿◠)

Saint Joseph Cathedral, located in Hanoi, is a Roman Catholic cathedral with neo- gothic style.

The Cathedral was opened in 1886, a year after the French colonial officially occupied the country of Vietnam.

It was one of the first structures built by the French colonial government in Indochina and is the oldest church in Hanoi.

The cathedral was built on the site of an important Vietnamese temple which the French destroyed.

It was closed in 1975 upon the reunification of Vietnam, and was not reopened until 1985.

Photo: Lai Dien Dam

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