Saigon 1881 / Blanchy

 

11.50 m x 2.40 m Acrylic on canvas

Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam

 

"Hai Ba Trung" was known as "rue Paul Blanchy" in Ho Chi Minh.

Dual tone brushstrokes draw the aerial map of the linear grid of streets along the Mekong river in 1881.  

The urban landscape is based on George Favre's Sài Gòn's engraving.