Notre Dame, Saigon
The French left behind a legacy of injustice, impoverishment and grand architecture. This is the legacy of all empires, is it not? All three can still be found on the streets of Saigon. But it's the architecture that stands out to the casual tourist. It's the cathedrals, opera houses and monuments that draw the crowds. This is Notre Dame. The other Notre Dame. In Saigon, not Paris. It was closed for renovation when we were in the city. We had to make do with admiring the exterior.