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Saturday, June 4, 2011
Da Nang and Hoi An...through my lens
Champa Kingdom, established by Indonesian settlers in 192 AD. At its peak, the Chams’ sphere of influence stretched from Huế to Vũng Tàu. Beginning with Emperor Lê Hoàn (founder of the Early Lê Dynasty), the Vietnamese policy of "southward expansion" (Vietnamese: Nam Tiến) brought Champa increasingly into conflict with their northern neighbours; this expansion eventually led to the decline and fall of the Champa Kingdom during the mid-15th century.(info courtesy of Wikipedia)
During the Vietnam War, the city was home to a major air base that was used by both the South Vietnamese and United States air forces. The base was considered one of the world's busiest airports during the war,
reaching an average of 2,595 air traffic operations daily, more than any airport in the world at that time. The final U.S. ground combat operations in Vietnam ceased on 13 August 1972, when a residual force of the 196th Light Infantry Brigade stood down in Đà Nẵng. B Battery 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment fired the final U.S. artillery round and the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment finished their final patrols.
(info courtesy of Wikipedia)
Although the company ships all over the world, we feared we would require a HUGE crane to get any of their large works into our garden...
This is the Mother of the owner of the Green Moss restaurant...
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