The ideals of Socialism probably promote a certain sense of conformity rather than diversity and individuality. This goes for people and objects alike. In Hanoi’s West Park, the public environment certainly reflects this sense of uniformity. All park benches look alike, giving the feeling that they were installed at the same time and meant to endure. They welcome the park visitors who follow their own agenda and use them to enjoy a moment of rest. Observing the people in the park and on the benches conveys a strong feeling of anonymity. In this picture Arnd portrays a twosome on a bench, with their back facing the lens. It looks as if the park is completely deserted. We have no clue as to what is going on. The feeling is one where notions such as privacy and individuality are in contrast to conformity and compliance.