Sunday, September 20, 2009

A bygone era

The Treasury building in the early part of the 20th century
I'm on a roll. These old postcard pictures are fascinating and show a Phnom Penh that is rapidly disappearing. In an earlier post I showed photos of the Treasury and the Town Hall buildings as they are today. Above and below are postcards of the same buildings from the early part of the 20th century.
The Town Hall residence in 1908
Finally, below is another view of the Pont de Verneville and the entrance into the Tonle Sap River. This bridge must've been an incredible sight in its heyday before it was demolished in the 1930s.

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