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Vincent Le Hoang Long

Vincent Le Hoang Long
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Vincent Lê Hoàng Long is Culture Magazin's contributing editor.
Hang Bac street, collection of Mr. Tran Hau Tuan. Oil on canvas. Hang Bac is one of 36 streets in the old Thang Long capital. It specialized in casting silver bars and exchanging zinc coins.

Bui Xuan Phai – An icon in Vietnamese Modern Art

For centuries, Vietnamese scholars practiced calligraphy and composed poetry.   Unlike Japanese, Korean and other Asian counterparts, they did not paint.   Vietnamese classical art was the work of anonymous masters who eked out their existence...
The official portrait of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, taken at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Madam Jean was a refugee from Haiti who became the 27th Governor General of Canada. She did not want to be alone in the portrait and often said people are her favorite landscape. According to Karen Bailey, the artist and creator of the painting, it is a portrait of a woman at work, who welcomes all Canadians and who believes in enabling them, individually and collectively, to share their story.

What does it mean to be Canadian?

As we come together to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, it is fitting that we take the time to reflect on what does it mean to be Canadian past and present. Not so long ago when...

The Telephone: An Invention In Canada That Changed The World

Photos and text by Vincent Lê Hoàng Long The telephone was one of the greatest inventions of the 19th century that changed the world forever.    Today we can simply call someone if our car breaks...
Fathers of the Confederation on the steps of Government House in Charlottetown, one of the most famous photos in Canadian history. Sir John A Mcdonald, Canada’s 1st Prime Minister sitting down in the middle of the photo with George-Étienne Cartier standing next to him on his right.

Celebrating Canada 150

Photos and Text by Vincent Lê Hoàng Long The making of Canada in Charlottetown, PEI 2017 is a very special year as Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday on July 1st.   Until 1867, there was no...
Aerial view of Heart Island - courtesy of Teresa Mitchell.

Legend of Heart Island

Why this marvelous structure was left neglected for decades has been a mystery for many visitors to the region.   The real story of the castle and the couple who started the construction is even...
Entrance to Brock’s Monument, Queenston, Ontario

Brock’s Monument National Historic Site

Many visitors to the Niagara region simply take the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW Highway) all the way to Niagara Falls.   It’s really a shame if the Falls is all you get to see in...

Royal Alcázar of Seville, Spain – A World Heritage Site

Architecture is not just about the development of a design style or how to build a bridge that works effectively.   Architecture is a universal art that affects everyone.  It has the power to create...

The Canadian Tulip Festival

Tulips are one of the world’s most popular flowers admired for its elegance and brilliant color.   Originally a wild flower growing in Central Asia, this curvaceous flower was imported into Western Europe and the...

SAKURA – Japanese Cherry Blossom

Life is short.   Often, the sun quietly rises unnoticed, and then seems to set much too soon.    The cherry blossom is a reminder to all of us that life is beautiful, but it is...

Can A “Love Lock” Lock Your Love?

A “love lock” is a padlock that sweethearts fasten to a public structure, such as a bridge or gate. With their names inscribed on the padlock, the key is then throw away to symbolize...