Foreign (Weekly Photo Challenge)

Hội An Việt Nam Pagoda Bridge Cầu Chùa
Hội An Việt Nam Pagoda Bridge Cầu Chùa

The 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge (also known as the Pagoda Bridge, Cầu Chùa) is a landmark structure in Hội An Ancient Town, Việt Nam.

This week’s challenge from WordPress is on the word “Foreign.” It would be easy to just put up any of thousands of location photos I’ve taken, because anything not familiar is foreign. But what the word made me think of first was about Việt Nam and how many times that little country was occupied by other countries, some with the intent to “save,” some with the intent to “conquer.” I kept thinking about it when I would cross the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, also known as the Pagoda Bridge, or Cầu Chùa in Hội An Ancient Town, so I wanted to share that photo with you.

Hội An Việt Nam Pagoda Bridge Cầu Chùa

The foreign body in front of the foreign body. Traveling Marla posing with the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge (also known as the Pagoda Bridge, Cầu Chùa) in Hội An Ancient Town, Việt Nam.

Add my big foreign body into the mix and it felt both completely strange, and yet the just the next logical layering onto that small section of the world. How was it possible to feel both like an outsider and yet so completely like I could live and love there at a moment’s notice?

Have you ever felt dually foreign and familiar in a place or situation?

Love, Sasquatch (Only one week until I de-Ewok!!)

3 Comments on “Foreign (Weekly Photo Challenge)

      • Yea, hahaha, maybe I should submit a couple for you to post! Don’t want you to disillusion these folks too much!

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