Photos from Hue, Vietnam
battle-of-hue / Little remains of the fierce Battle of Hue, a Vietnam War conflict that killed thousands, except bullet holes in this cistern in the town's citadel
boys-playing-perfume-river / Boys playing in the water in Vietnam's Perfume River
children-pointing-at-fish / Children pointing at fish in Hue's Imperial Palace, part of the town's citadel, site of a bloody 1968 Vietnam War battle between U.S. and Viet Cong
citadel-hue-vietnam-war / A dilapidated section of Hue's citadel, site of major Vietnam War battle involving U.S. Marines and U.S. Army calvary regiments, slowly being rebuilt
classic-french-cars / Classic cars, including an old Citroen, dating back to the French occupation, at the La Residence hotel. US$20 to rent for a drive.
cow-thien-mu-pagoda / One cow in a herd grazing in what appears to be a cemetery adjacent to the Thien Mu Pagoda
dogs-napping-hue / Dogs napping in Hue home
dredging-for-sand-vietnam / Dredging for sand on Vietnam's Perfume River. The sand is sold to companies that mix it with cement to form concrete.
emperor-khai-dinh / Emperor Khai Dinh, ruler of part of Vietnam from 1916, known for his concubines, punitive beheadings, acquiescence to the French, and high taxes
girl-on-boat / Girl on boat used for hire on the Perfume River, based in Hue
hue-imperial-palace / Dilapidated corner of Hue's Imperial Palace, site of 1968 Vietnam War battle that led to a bloody U.S. victory and stateside anti-war revulsion
hue-imperial-palace-war / Overgrown section of Hue's Imperial Palace, site of major Vietnam War battle pitting U.S. forces against Viet Cong and NVA troops
hue-unloading-fruit-truck / Unlocking fruit from a truck next to a market in Hue
imperial-palace-show / Music and dance show in Hue's Imperial Palace, site of 1968 Vietnam War battle with fierce Viet Cong resistance and a high-cost U.S. victory
incense-thien-mu-pagoda / Incense burning in the Thien Mu Pagoda, a historic temple outside of Hue, Vietnam
khai-dinh-mandarin-statue / Statute of mandarin in tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh, known for his concubines, punitive beheadings, acquiescence to the French, and high taxes
la-residence-hotel-and-spa / La Residence Hotel and Spa, former French governor's mansion that's expanded to become a nicely-appointed boutique hotel on the Perfume River
la-residence-hotel-lobby / Lobby of La Residence, former French governor's mansion that's now a nicely-appointed boutique hotel and spa on the Perfume River
lychee-rambutan / Roadside vendors in Hue of bananas and what appears to be rambutan, so-called hairy lychee fruit
no-lying-zone / Good advice anywhere and everywhere: no lying zone (khu vuc cam nam)
novice-buddhist / Novice Buddhist monk in Thien Mu Pagoda. It's common for young boys, sometimes called samanera, to spend some time living at a monastery.
novice-buddhist-boy / Novice Buddhist monk in Thien Mu Pagoda. It's common for young boys, sometimes called samanera, to spend some time living at a monastery.
novice-buddhist-monk / Novice Buddhist monk in Thien Mu Pagoda. It's common for young boys, sometimes called samanera, to spend some time living at a monastery.
perfume-river / Perfume River, named for flowers falling into the river from upstream orchards, in Hue, Vietnam
perfume-river-boat / Boat on Perfume River, named for flowers falling into the river from upstream orchards
perfume-river-conical-hats / Boaters with conical hats, common throughout Vietnam, to protect against the sun on the Perfume River
perfume-river-houseboat / Houseboat on Vietnam's Perfume River, named for flowers falling into the river from upstream orchards
perfume-river-hut / A hut, or more charitably a shack, located on Vietnam's Perfume River
perfume-river-sand / Dredging for sand on Vietnam's Perfume River. The sand is sold to companies that mix it with cement to form concrete.
perfume-river-sand-dredging / Dredging for sand on Vietnam's Perfume River. The sand is sold to companies that mix it with cement to form concrete.
perfume-river-woman-on-boat / Woman on boat, perhaps doing her laundry, anchored on the Perfume River
roadside-fruit-sellers-hue / Roadside fruit seller in Hue, a mid-sized town in central Vietnam
roadside-produce-sellers-hue / Roadside sellers offering produce and jeans
savory-rice-in-leaf / Savory, delicious rice in leaf, probably a banana leaf, in local restaurant
swastika / Swastika in tomb of Vietnamese Emperor Khai Dinh. The symbol has been used in Buddhism for over 2,000 years, and also features in Hinduism.
thich-quang-duc-car / The car that Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc used to drive to his self-immolation in Saigon in 1963 to protest the government's pro-Catholic, anti-Buddhist policies
thien-mu-pagoda-buddha / Gautama Buddha statute in Thien Mu Pagoda, built in 1601
tourist-and-vietnamese-girl / Dutch tourist and Vietnamese girl named Cho X, which seemingly translates to 'pood-le' in English
vietnamese-girl-wearing-mask / Vietnamese girl wearing full-face mask, more for protection from the sun than airborne pollution. Light-colored skin is prized.
vietnamese-tourists-hue-citadel / Vietnamese tourists in citadel, once focus of Vietnam War's bloody Battle of Hue, causing deaths of hundreds of American and Viet Cong troops
woman-on-boat / Poor, elderly woman on boat on the Perfume River, based in Hue
Declan McCullagh is a photographer who lives and works in San Francisco, California. His photographs are available for licensing and for purchase as signed custom prints.