Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Saigon Zoo

Trying to complete the never ending holiday that was Vietnam (so many, many photo's)....

Our last afternoon in Ho Chi Minh City, we wandered across a very busy highway to get to the Saigon Zoo. It was like the Zoos I remember as a child, very small cages, up close and personal with the animals. Not PC at all and very sad. It was hard to know there was a better way without trying to force western sensibilities onto this place. We can only hope that education is getting through and the zoo will improve with time. The elephants and the large cats were the saddest sights of all, pacing and swaying is a way of life for them.





Used a couple of sketches from a couple of my favourite sites at the moment. The Sugar Cane LO sketch is from Design Dollies. Another digital effort, haven't been doing many lately but was desperate to use a kit I got from Little Dreamer designs (Travel the World, Asia). Really like the papers and stickers in this kit, very cute.



The double Lo(!!) is for Sketchy Thursday. I think the I only do doubles for holiday pages. Found it hard to get my head around it, not sure of the result...

Anyway have a great tuesday/wednesday, wherever you may roam. xx

5 comments:

lisa said...

Wow Karen, what amazing photos to scrap. I know what you mean. Even at home where things are much more 'animal friendly' I still get those mixed feelings. x

Luna said...

Wow , you have been busy. Love that pale blue paper and your lovely stitching. Sad photo of the ape behind bars :(

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee colors and the photos!! WOW!!! Thanks soooooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Walter said...

These are SOO beautiful!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Great pics! I love all your pages! Thanks for playing along with the Dollies!