Bilingual sketch book on Hanoi published

A Vietnamese-English language book featuring more than 200 sketches of Hanoi's streets along with emotional essays about the capital city has been published.

Titled Pho Co Ha Noi - Ky Hoa vA� Hoi Uc (Hanoi's Old Quarter - Sketches & Memories) by Wings Books of the Kim Dong Publishing House, it is a collection from 60 authors, writers, architects, amateur and professional painters of Urban Sketchers Hanoi group.

Pictures in the book have been drawn with various materials like water colours, pencils and wax.

Painter Nguyen Thanh Phong explores the beauty of handicraft villages and streets in ancient Hanoi, while architect Nguyen Quang Minh loses himself in charming French-style villas, writer Nguyen Truong Quy describes inspirations for drawing Hanoi's streets by painters in the past.

Established in 2016 with nearly 4,000 members, the Urban Sketchers Hanoi group has hosted various painting event to snap images of Hanoi, especially the old lifestyles, old buildings, which are gradually disappearing in the process of urbanisation.

In August, the group was recognised for its activities in the category of Actions for Hanoi in the system of Bui Xuan Phai � For the Love of Hanoi Awards hosted by The Thao & Van Hoa (Sports and Culture) daily./

Source: VOV5