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Notes on the Geography of Vietnam: Colonial Hanoi: Photo 13

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Not by bread alone. Work on St. Joseph's Cathedral began in 1886 on the site of the Bao Thien pagoda, destroyed by order of Governor Jean Bonnal. Postcards from a century ago show the building, finished in 1906, looking as stained as it does today. (See Jean Noury, L'Indochine en cartes postales avant l'ouragan (1992), p. 205.)

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