Saigon heritage wall hangings by Rusty Compass

Our limited run of quality canvas hangings make a perfect Saigon souvenir or gift. From the photography collection of Mark Bowyer from Rusty Compass, the images tell stories of the evolving city through its built heritage.

 

Check them out at the cafe. For deliveries and bulk orders, contact us by email at info@oldcompasscafe.com

ENGULFED 2016
SIZE 80W X 200H CM

The past is struggling to survive in Saigon’s fast developing centre. Here, a lonely French colonial building is dwarfed by the glass and steel of a commercial tower.

1.600.000 VND
EATING THE STREETS 2015
SIZE 80W X 200H CM

Saigon’s tradition of street eating is proving more resilient in the face of change than the city’s heritage architecture. The colonial-era villa in the background was demolished in 2016.

1.600.000 VND
HIGH FINANCE 2016
SIZE 80W X 200H CM

The imposing former Banque de l’Indochine viewed through the Gustav Eiffel designed Rainbow Bridge.The building is now the office of the State Bank of Vietnam

1.600.000 VND
INDOCHINE ARCHITECTURE
SIZE 80W X 200H CM

Set in Saigon’s Botanic Gardens in the centre of the city, the Vietnamese History Museum was built in 1929 in an architectural style that fuses Asiatic and French influences - known as the Indochine style.

1.600.000 VND
THE PRESIDENT'S ESCAPE 2014
SIZE 80W X 200H CM

The November 1963 execution of President Ngo Dinh Diem in a US-sanctioned coup was one of the most consequential events in the short life of the Republic of Vietnam - aka. South Vietnam. It is believed that Diem used this tunnel, (now part of the Museum of Ho Chi Minh City) for his escape to a Cholon church, prior to his capture and murder.

1.600.000 VND
CONGRESSIONAL GLOBAL COMMERCE 2016
SIZE 80W X 200H CM

A billboard marking the Communist Party Congress of 2016 with the face of Ho Chi Minh, set amidst symbols of global capitalism.

1.600.000 VND
TEXTING FROM
THE OLD TREASURY 2015
SIZE 150W X 210H CM

Checking the phone in the shadow of the French colonial era Treasury building (1925) in downtown Saigon. 

2.800.000 VND

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