La folie des grandeurs
Hà Nội was developed by the French colonialists as the administrative centre of Indochina along the same lines as Haussmann’s Paris. The result is the beautiful city we so much love, a happy mix of native vernacular and French metric logic. Today Hà Nội is undergoing its own Haussmannian transformation, as the old makes way to the new. Let's hope that the city doesn't forget its roots.