Friday, October 3, 2008
The main police station in Kompong Cham is a perfect example of the colonial legacy left by the FrenchIn concluding my look at the architecture of Kompong Cham city, I've posted a few more examples of the faded French-colonial style buildings that can be found in pretty much every nook and cranny of the city's tree-lined boulevards and tight, cramped streets around the central market area. The influence of the French administration permeated all levels including the architecture of provincial centres like Kompong Cham, Kratie, Kampot and Battambang until the country finally gained independence in 1953. Their fading legacy lives on in their buildings.
Lovely porticoed balconies overlooking the fruit-shake stalls two blocks from the riverThese shop-houses have decorated arches, tailor-made for shop-fronts