Despite being at the hub of the capital, Trang Tien street in Hanoi has been able to keep many of its historic features.
Before being called Trang Tien street, the road was known as Rue Paul Bert. In 1940 the Rue Paul Bert - Henri Rivie intersection was renamed the Trang Tien-Ngo Quyen intersection.
The Trang Tien-Ngo Quyen intersection as seen today
The Rue Paul Bert – Boissière crossroads are now known as the Trang Tien-Nguyen Xi crossroads.
A bank located at the corner of the Rue Paul Bert - Henri Rivie intersection
In the modern day, the building now belongs to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The Eden Cinema on Rue Paul Bert as it looked decades ago.
The Eden Cinema is now the Workers’ Cinema and features quite different architecture.
A view of Grands Magasins store as it looked in the 1940’s
A wide coffee shop on Rue Paul Bert in the heart of the city
In the present day the coffee shop has been replaced by shops along Trang Tien street.
G. Taupin et Cie publishing house on the Rue Paul Bert – Boissière crossroads
G. Taupin et Cie publishing house has now become the renowned Trang Tien Book Centre.
A view of the Hanoi Opera House from Rue Paul Bert
The Hanoi Opera House as it stands today as seen from Trang Tien street
The Paul Bert - Francis Garnier crossroads
The Trang Tien-Dinh Tien Hoang crossroad
The fascinating Garage Boillot building was originally built in 1900.
Even in the modern day the structure and architecture remains the same.
The Grands Magasins store located on the Rue Paul Bert - Francis Garnier crossroads
It has now become the luxurious Trang Tien Plaza commercial centre.