Friday, October 22, 2010
Picture Postcards of Cambodia: 1900-1950 has confirmed it with a postcard picture of the now ruined monument. It originally stood in the center of the roundabout that sits between the French Embassy at the top of Monivong Boulevard and the road over the Japanese Bridge. That is until it was blown up by the Khmer Rouge in the mid 1970s. The fragments now reside in the garden of the museum, including part of the copper mid-section of the statue. Kudos to Joel and his amazing collection of postcards that fill the pages of his new book, which I bought from Monument Books yesterday.