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Old 03-12-2011, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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My wife and I just returned from a 2 months stint in Vietnam. I have shot almost 1000 photos, the majority of which have a significant component of plants, including bananas and landscaping. That gives me the capacity to overwhelm this site with pictures Not to fear, I will restrain my posting urges, by only posting the most interesting, tough not necessarily best photographs as well as the most beautiful objects, the latter predominantly in the other plants section.

This first post deals with curiosities in the Vietnamese banana world


This first picture taken in a “pit stop hall” during the bus ride up to China. It solves the problem for all banana lovers, who have difficulties raising bananas between the Tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle.




This banana plant is artificial!

The next 2 pictures are possibly the lousiest ones I will post here from this trip, because either the camera was shaking or the plant (you decide which), but I deemed them interesting enough to let you see them anyway.





There are clearly less than 1 million bananas in this bunch on this scrawny barely 8’ high plant. Less than a thousand? - Probably, but a huge number nonetheless.


This last series of photos show a kind of bananas, which is prevalent in the northern 1/3rd of Vietnam. The leaves enfold out of the PS like any self-respecting banana leaf, but soon thereafter frazzles apart.





And no, it does not take any strong wind to do the frazzling. All the bananas in the north of Vietnam, which I have seen, had such peculiarly frazzled leaves.

This concludes my first post on the plant life in Vietnam (and China). I will soon start a separate thread on my most interesting Vietnamese banana under the heading: “I think…”, because I believe (or hope), that I will report on that one for an extended time period.
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Can't wait to see all the pictures!

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I look forward to seeing some more too.
Thanks, JaNan and Dean, they will certainly keep coming, but, JaNan all of almost a thousand pictures
would be a bit much. Besides a lot of them pertain to lifestyles and non-botanical art, as well as to Tet
Festivities and would be off-topic here

In the meantime, why don't you visit my other two threads:

The Opulence of Flowers in Vietnam is breathtaking. - Bananas.org
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Thanks, very interesting! I would like to see more photos too!
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