Photographer's Note

Hoi An is a delightful small city in Vietnam, on the coast of the South China Sea. It is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. I was very surprised to know that the city owes so much to the Polish architect Kazimierz Kwiatkowski, known as Kazik. The grateful inhabitants erected the monument in memory of him. I read in Internet:

Kazimierz Kwiatkowski lived in Vietnam for 17 years and considered Vietnam his second home.
Kazik and his Polish and Vietnamese co-workers conducted a systematic and comprehensive research work of almost all the Cham relics after several decades of war and ruin. He wanted to be buried min My Son.
But when he passed away in the central city of Hue (March 19, 2007), his remains were brought back to Poland.
His contribution paved much of the way to the worlds discovering, studying and visiting Hoi An, which is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage for its centuries-old buildings and temples.

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  • Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13514 W: 141 N: 35072] (158204)
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