New website with photos and stories from the 1970s

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Re: New website with photos and stories from the 1970s

Post by explorer » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:49 pm

It has changed so much.

Back in the old days Phnom Penh was much smaller. There were rice fields between Phnom Penh and the airport. Most of the houses in Phnom Penh, and all of Cambodia, were wooden houses with thatched roofs. The old areas were already there. For example Psaa Tmai (new market / central market) and the buildings around it, were already there. Most of the brick buildings had tiled roofs.

Siem Reap was a small village. There were a few brick buildings built by the French. Nobody imagined how much it would grow with tourism.

Before tuk tuks there were the cyclos. There were also bicycles with trailers, but not roofs like tuk tuks. There are still a few around.
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Re: New website with photos and stories from the 1970s

Post by username » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:28 pm

I know it's silly, but I always dream of one day having a time machine, and going back to Cambodia in the 60s and 70s.
I wouldn't stop there, of course, but it's on the top of my list.
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Re: New website with photos and stories from the 1970s

Post by Duncan » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:43 pm

username wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:28 pm
I know it's silly, but I always dream of one day having a time machine, and going back to Cambodia in the 60s and 70s.
I wouldn't stop there, of course, but it's on the top of my list.

Sure is a silly dream. Why would you go back in time when you could go forward in time.
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Re: New website with photos and stories from the 1970s

Post by username » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:39 pm

Duncan wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:43 pm
username wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:28 pm
I know it's silly, but I always dream of one day having a time machine, and going back to Cambodia in the 60s and 70s.
I wouldn't stop there, of course, but it's on the top of my list.

Sure is a silly dream. Why would you go back in time when you could go forward in time.
Because that's what I'm doing every day
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Re: New website with photos and stories from the 1970s

Post by General Mackevili » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:49 pm

username wrote:
Duncan wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:43 pm
username wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:28 pm
I know it's silly, but I always dream of one day having a time machine, and going back to Cambodia in the 60s and 70s.
I wouldn't stop there, of course, but it's on the top of my list.

Sure is a silly dream. Why would you go back in time when you could go forward in time.
Because that's what I'm doing every day
LoL, fair enough.

I kinda feel like I time travel when I go back to the US. I went back a few years ago and Nordstrom's or Macie's were selling iPhones in a vending machine, Blockbusters was closed and kids were all on those damn hover boards.
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Re: New website with photos and stories from the 1970s

Post by armchairlawyer » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:47 pm

If you click on "Go to Dancers 1973", all the photos and text from Colin's exhibition at the Bophana are there. It brought tears to my eyes then and does so again now.
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Re: New website with photos and stories from the 1970s

Post by markd » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:05 am

photo of market scene with duck
woman holding her hand to her mouth as if shes just heard something shocking
i was covered in goose bumps when i seen that pic

small girl on the back of the bicycle. the eyes.
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Re: New website with photos and stories from the 1970s

Post by Gator » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:16 am

Thanks for sharing! There are some really haunting photos in his collection. Especially knowing how things played out, soon after these were taken.
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Re: New website with photos and stories from the 1970s

Post by BklynBoy » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:18 am

General Mackevili wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:49 pm
username wrote:
Duncan wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:43 pm
username wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:28 pm
I know it's silly, but I always dream of one day having a time machine, and going back to Cambodia in the 60s and 70s.
I wouldn't stop there, of course, but it's on the top of my list.

Sure is a silly dream. Why would you go back in time when you could go forward in time.
Because that's what I'm doing every day
LoL, fair enough.

I kinda feel like I time travel when I go back to the US. I went back a few years ago and Nordstrom's or Macie's were selling iPhones in a vending machine, Blockbusters was closed and kids were all on those damn hover boards.
mackavelli, your describing the movie " back to the future"

great pics by the way!!
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Re: New website with photos and stories from the 1970s

Post by Bob tailcat » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:47 am

Great pics. Will share some of these.
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