South-East Asia

This is a hotel and restaurant in Hoi An Viet Nam a coastal city on the south china sea.  it was a trading center in the 16th and 17th centuries and the influence of the french occupation (1858-1954) is seen in this picture and tasted in bakery goods.  Viet Nam has survived the occupation of the Chinease, the French, and the American war.  I wonder where the human thirst to expand boundaries to the point of occupation originates... it is learned or part of our survival mechanism....  the human thirst for power and possessions is very strong as also illustrated by countries in africa that were occupied by europeans and  America which is a country taken from the indians by europeans.