Image was taken near the "B52 Museum" in Hanoi.
I tried to combine two elements in the frame. One that represents the past - a missile launch pad of the Vietnamese army in the foreground that was used to shoot down American B52 bombers during Vietnam War (or as Vietnamese call it American War). Second that represents present, the new life - two recently built and freshly painted houses (in a traditional architectural style) of more affluent Hanoiians - in the background.
Does this composition and interpretation work for you?
Version #2 (according to suggestions below)