One of the things I love about living in Saigon is the incredible mix of history sprinkled throughout the city. There are beautiful old examples of French colonial architecture, historic pagodas and even a mosque. Each tells a story of the different cultures that have influenced Vietnam. So far as I can tell, one of America's lasting contributions has been ... fire hydrants.
I've noticed old American fire hydrants throughout the city. Here's one manufactured by the M&H Valve Fitting Company of Anniston, Alabama. It's located on the corner of Đồng Khởi (formerly Tự Do) and Lê Lợi streets in District 1.
Another shot from the top.
And lastly, an establishing shot showing the historic "Nhà Hát Lớn" (literally, "house sing big"), aka the Opera House.