This picture is taken from a new angle. The first few pictures in this series were taken straight on – in this, I stood to the left so you could see that they have begun plastering the exterior. Notice too that the smaller room atop the house is taking shape.
I know nothing about construction work – nothing. But, I’ll be damned if I can understand how the cement cures and dries in this weather. As you can see from the walls, it has been raining constantly lately. (It is, after all, the rainy season in Huê.) That, coupled with the extraordinarily high humidity makes for a persistent dampness.