A Cheerful Day in Lenin Park

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To be honest, this park is not a historical sight in Hanoi, rather a normal park with a Lenin statue in the middle. Vladimir Lenin is a politician and head of government of Russian Soviet from 1917 to 1922, and the head of Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Under his rule, Russia and Soviet Union became the greatest communist country. As a figure of communism, he created a Marxism system, which then later named Leninism or Marxism-Leninism. As we all know, Vietnam is a communist country since their declaration of liberty from the French colonist on the 2nd of September 1945 at Ba Đình Square, Hanoi, which was read by President Ho Chi Minh. Lenin is one figure that this country adore.

This park is located in Dhien Bien Phu Street, across some historic sites like Hanoi Flag Flower, Vietnam Military History Museum, and Imperial Citadel of Thang Long. Contrast to the dignified statue of Lenin, this park is rather lively especially for the kids who are playing. As a public area, this park is very crowded in the afternoon.

I recorded the atmosphere of this park on the 8th of Februari 2019 at around five in the afternoon after visiting Hanoi Flag Flower and Vietnam Military History Museum. The sounds in this park are very interesting, especially the sound of electric cars being driven by kids. Yes, there is a place where you can rent a small electric car. The kids seemed happy teasing each other while driving the car.

These electric cars can reach a high speed, and the sound heightens along with the speed. In the park, children drive as fast as they can. They drive with no hesitation. I, who was in the middle of them, often felt endangered by their movement, but they did not seem to feel the same. It seems that the children here have a brave heart. Patriotic, is a word that comes in mind when you think about the history of this country. Before going back to my lodge, I spared the time to visit the Ho Chi minh Musoelum. I felt the same Courageous feeling.

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