Saturday, October 11, 2008

Bricks and mortar #2

The Hotel International was built in 1900 but is now dwellings and shops on St 130
As it was so hot this afternoon, I stayed in the shade for much of my whiz around town to picture some of the more interesting buildings before they disappear from view in the frenzy to modernize Phnom Penh. Unfortunately, the best time to photograph these buildings is in the morning, but you live and learn don't you. Nevertheless, here's some of the buildings I snapped whilst looking primarily for the off-yellow French colonial-style variety of architecture. There's lots of interesting stuff about and the folks from KA-Tours will take you around by cyclo on the 2nd Sunday of each month if you fancy it. This will be a 'to be continued' series of posts as there's so much out there to see. Enjoy.
Nature running wild in this 2nd floor window of a colonial building on Street 5
1918 was the construction date for these colonial apartments, in need of some care on Street 130
A restored building on Street 13 now used as a Vietnamese Christian Church
This colonial-style corner building on Street 13 is very popular
An 1890's colonial administration building on Norodom Boulevard under renovation

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Andy,
I am thinking about hiring the services of your personal guide,Sokom, from KT. Does Sokom have a ganja-friendly interface? Thanks for your attention///Jens Olsen

October 11, 2008 at 11:41 PM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

Jens,
I wouldn't know as its not something we've ever discussed. And I couldn't possibly 2nd guess him. Its unlikely something he's ever encountered before. However, he is the best guy around so if you need a guide in K/Thom, he's your man.
Andy

October 12, 2008 at 1:11 AM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

Contact the architectural folks at KA Tours at their website:
www.ka-tours.org

October 12, 2008 at 3:25 AM  

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