Saigoneer | Old Saigon https://saigoneer.com/ Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:43:33 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) [Photos] The Streets of Cho Lon, as Seen Through Old Postcards http://saigoneer.com/saigon-infrastructure/16963-photos-the-streets-of-cho-lon,-as-seen-through-old-postcards

From downtown Saigon, take Tran Hung Dao Boulevard, drive past rows of towering dipterocarp trees, and one will arrive in the colorful quarters of Cho Lon.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:23:21 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-infrastructure/16963-photos-the-streets-of-cho-lon,-as-seen-through-old-postcards
[Photos] The Two Sides of 1920s Hai Phong: Fancy Hotels and Seaside Shanties http://saigoneer.com/saigon-buildings/16894-photos-the-two-sides-of-1920s-hai-phong-fancy-hotels-and-seaside-shanties

Established in the late 19th century, Hai Phong is one of Vietnam's five municipalities and the second-largest city in northern Vietnam, after Hanoi.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 08 Jul 2019 08:02:06 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-buildings/16894-photos-the-two-sides-of-1920s-hai-phong-fancy-hotels-and-seaside-shanties
[Photos] The Small-Town Vibes of Quy Nhon Half a Century Ago http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/16842-photos-the-small-town-vibes-of-quy-nhon-half-a-century-ago

The central coast city has been charming guests for decades with its awe-shucks charisma.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 01 Jul 2019 05:09:51 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/16842-photos-the-small-town-vibes-of-quy-nhon-half-a-century-ago
New Proposals Suggest Repairing or Replacing Nam Dinh Cathedral With Replica http://saigoneer.com/saigon-buildings/16812-new-proposals-suggest-repairing-or-replacing-nam-dinh-cathedral-with-replica

Back in May, a renovation plan to replace Bui Chu Cathedral in Nam Dinh Province with a newly-built replica angered the public.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Julie Vola.) Fri, 28 Jun 2019 03:20:35 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-buildings/16812-new-proposals-suggest-repairing-or-replacing-nam-dinh-cathedral-with-replica
[Photos] Saigon Street Life in 1965 by Bruce Baumler – Part 2 http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/16809-photos-saigon-street-life-in-1965-by-bruce-baumler-–-part-2

Continuing the visual spectacle of Saigon from part 1 of the collection, here are more candid shots of the city’s street life in 1965.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 26 Jun 2019 06:31:40 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/16809-photos-saigon-street-life-in-1965-by-bruce-baumler-–-part-2
[Photos] Saigon Street Life in 1965 by Bruce Baumler – Part 1 http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/16747-photos-saigon-street-life-in-1965-by-bruce-baumler-–-part-1

Identifying streets and neighborhoods of Saigon based on old pictures might seem like a skill exclusively reserved for those who have lived through the eras, but at times it’s like a fascinating game of nostalgia jigsaw.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 18 Jun 2019 06:18:24 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/16747-photos-saigon-street-life-in-1965-by-bruce-baumler-–-part-1
Saigon's Built Heritage Is Under Threat. How Do We Protect What's Left? http://saigoneer.com/saigon-buildings/16672-saigon-s-built-heritage-is-under-threat-how-do-we-protect-what-s-left

In an exclusive excerpt from his latest book, Exploring Saigon-Chợ Lớn: Vanishing Heritage of Hồ Chí Minh City, historian Tim Doling discusses the city's threatened heritage architecture and what the city has lost so far.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Tim Doling. Top photo by Kevin Lee.) Tue, 11 Jun 2019 04:59:30 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-buildings/16672-saigon-s-built-heritage-is-under-threat-how-do-we-protect-what-s-left
[Photos] The Hustle and Bustle of Maritime Life in 1995 Quang Ninh http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/16638-photos-the-hustle-and-bustle-of-maritime-life-in-1995-quang-ninh

Just around 150 kilometers east of Hanoi, Quang Ninh Province is home to the world-famous heritage site Ha Long Bay and Vietnam’s largest coal reserves.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 05 Jun 2019 06:51:50 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/16638-photos-the-hustle-and-bustle-of-maritime-life-in-1995-quang-ninh
[Photos] The Mekong Delta on the Brink of a New Decade http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/16572-photos-the-mekong-delta-on-the-brink-of-a-new-decade

Taken by Stewart Jackson, a member of the US Army in 1970, and archived in the gallery of the 6/31st Infantry in Vietnam, these photos depict life in Duong Diem Town, Chau Thanh, Tien Giang Province.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 28 May 2019 05:41:14 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/16572-photos-the-mekong-delta-on-the-brink-of-a-new-decade
[Photos] A Visual Anthology of Life and Fashion of 1970 Saigoneers http://saigoneer.com/saigon-people/16521-photos-a-visual-anthology-of-life-and-fashion-of-1970-saigoneers

One of Saigon's most compelling attractions has always been the people, and this collection of photos taken from the 1970s shows us just why Saigoneers are a fascinating breed.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 21 May 2019 09:37:24 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-people/16521-photos-a-visual-anthology-of-life-and-fashion-of-1970-saigoneers
[Photos] Hiding From the Heat at Cong Hoa Swimming Pool in 1965 http://saigoneer.com/saigon-buildings/16464-photos-hiding-from-the-heat-at-cong-hoa-swimming-pool-in-1965

Saigon’s most famous swimming pool is perhaps that of the Cercle Sportif Saigonnais, a huge sporting facility on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai that was built in the 1900s for the city’s rich to frolic in every weekend. For residents living in Tan Binh District, however, northwards of the Cercle Sportif, the Cong Hoa Swimming Pool was the real icon of their childhood memories.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 14 May 2019 11:21:51 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-buildings/16464-photos-hiding-from-the-heat-at-cong-hoa-swimming-pool-in-1965
[Photos] The Life Semi-Aquatic With 1968 Can Tho http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/16391-photos-the-life-semi-aquatic-with-can-tho-1968

When it comes to old photos of Vietnam, Saigon - as one of the country’s leading tourist destinations in the 1960s - always dominates in terms of volume and variety. That makes this set of photos of Can Tho, taken by William Ruzin in 1968, all the more precious.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 06 May 2019 11:02:20 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/16391-photos-the-life-semi-aquatic-with-can-tho-1968
Plan to Rebuild 134-Year-Old Nam Dinh Cathedral Sparks Public Outcry http://saigoneer.com/saigon-buildings/16357-plan-to-rebuild-134-year-old-nam-dinh-cathedral-sparks-public-outcry

One of the oldest, most impressive cathedrals in Nam Dinh Province is about to be rebuilt due to disrepair.

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ducbaotran00@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Top photo by Julie Vola.) Fri, 03 May 2019 10:08:30 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-buildings/16357-plan-to-rebuild-134-year-old-nam-dinh-cathedral-sparks-public-outcry
[Photos] On the Cusp of a Tourism Boom, a Pristine Sapa of the 1920s http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/16278-photos-on-the-cusp-of-a-tourism-boom,-a-pristine-sapa-of-the-1920s

During the last decade of the 19th century, French colonists occupying northern Vietnam (then Tonkin) decided to conduct a census survey on the region’s ethnic minorities. The first convoys reached Lao Cai Province in 1898, and in 1903, Sapa Village was put on the map of Vietnam for the first time.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 23 Apr 2019 01:22:54 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/16278-photos-on-the-cusp-of-a-tourism-boom,-a-pristine-sapa-of-the-1920s
[Photos] A Child Wedding of Tay Ethnic Minority in Lao Cai in 1920s http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/16204-photos-a-child-wedding-of-tay-ethnic-minority-in-lao-cai-in-1920s

The rare set of photos depict a wedding ceremony in the 1920s between young members of the ethnic minority Tay people in Bac Ha District of Lao Cai Province.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 16 Apr 2019 09:06:54 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/16204-photos-a-child-wedding-of-tay-ethnic-minority-in-lao-cai-in-1920s
[Photos] Vintage Tourism Posters Showcase Past Vietnam's Natural Landscapes http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/16153-photos-vintage-tourism-posters-showcase-past-vietnam-s-natural-landscapes

If you’ve never been to Vietnam before, would these colorful vintage poster entice you to book a ticket?

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 08 Apr 2019 11:51:20 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/16153-photos-vintage-tourism-posters-showcase-past-vietnam-s-natural-landscapes
[Video] Rare Newsreels From 1930 Show Harsh Realities of Life in Colonial Saigon http://saigoneer.com/saigon-people/16046-video-rare-newsreels-from-1930-show-harsh-realities-of-life-in-colonial-saigon

In an extremely rare collection of disjointed clips, Saigon in 1930 appears like the setting of a haunting fever dream.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 28 Mar 2019 05:24:15 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-people/16046-video-rare-newsreels-from-1930-show-harsh-realities-of-life-in-colonial-saigon
[Photos] The Small-Town Placidity of Hue in 1966 http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/16018-photos-the-small-town-placidity-of-hue-in-1966

Neat perpendicular lines of trees that make up the Imperial Palace grounds, the meandering Perfume River hugging central Hue, clusters of red-roofed houses like tiny Lego pieces scattered across a bed of green: the aerial view of Hue in the 1960s evokes a sense of small-town placidity.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:14:22 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/16018-photos-the-small-town-placidity-of-hue-in-1966
From Botany Institute to Amusement Park: The Evolution of Thao Cam Vien Sai Gon http://saigoneer.com/saigon-infrastructure/15943-from-botany-institute-to-amusement-park-the-evolution-of-thao-cam-vien-sai-gon

Local parks such as the Jardin d’Espagne and Jardin de la Ville, now Tao Dan Park, were a focal point of Saigon’s early urban development. But no green space carried such significance as the Jardin Botanique et Zoologique de Saïgon, the colonial moniker for Thao Cam Vien Sai Gon.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Brian Letwin. Photos by Kevin Lee.) Sat, 16 Mar 2019 07:54:05 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-infrastructure/15943-from-botany-institute-to-amusement-park-the-evolution-of-thao-cam-vien-sai-gon
[Photos] 16 Rare Images of 1900s Vietnam as Part of French Indochina http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15893-photos-16-rare-images-of-1900s-vietnam-as-part-of-french-indochina

In a mishmash of sketches and grainy photographs, Vietnam’s landscapes in the 1900s feels almost surreal.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 11 Mar 2019 11:43:15 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15893-photos-16-rare-images-of-1900s-vietnam-as-part-of-french-indochina
[Photos] 13 Black-and-White Shots of Saigon in 1962 http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15832-photos-13-black-and-white-shots-of-saigon-in-1962

Badass girl power, young love and vintage cars: the streets of Saigon in 1962 seemed much cooler than they are today, when pavements weren't riddled with debris and construction sites.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Sat, 09 Mar 2019 03:33:05 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15832-photos-13-black-and-white-shots-of-saigon-in-1962
[Photos] 17 Photos of 2002 Saigon as Seen From Above http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15777-photos-17-photos-of-2002-saigon-as-seen-from-above

2002 might not seem like a long time ago, but Saigon’s urbanscapes have grown so much in the last ten years that these scenes offer some surprising insights into our city 17 years in the past.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 25 Feb 2019 11:30:45 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15777-photos-17-photos-of-2002-saigon-as-seen-from-above
[Photos] Out and About on Nguyen Hue Boulevard in the Late 1960s http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15710-photos-out-and-about-on-nguyen-hue-boulevard-in-the-late-1960s

Horse-drawn carriages, flower shops with white-tiled basins and a multitude of parked bikes: these were what used to occupy the length of Nguyen Hue Boulevard in the 1960s before it became the walking street that it is today.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 18 Feb 2019 08:55:54 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15710-photos-out-and-about-on-nguyen-hue-boulevard-in-the-late-1960s
[Photos] 10 Remarkable Black-and-White Shots of Saigon in 1967 http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15641-photos-10-remarkable-black-and-white-shots-of-saigon-in-1967

Lush bunches of fresh bananas at a market, a street-side merchant selling embroidered artworks to tourists, and Buddhist worshipers praying at a local temple — these Saigon scenes are rather mundane by today’s standards. However, at the time these photos were taken, these were remarkable visual pieces of proof to western audiences that Vietnam had a dynamic side apart from war and poverty.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 11 Feb 2019 07:03:33 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15641-photos-10-remarkable-black-and-white-shots-of-saigon-in-1967
[Photos] From Bach Dang to An Dong: 25 Photos of 1965 Saigon http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15604-photos-from-bach-dang-to-an-dong-25-photos-of-1965-saigon

A stroll along Ham Nghi, basking in the breeze of the Bach Dang Wharf and unwinding at the Saigon Zoo: George P. Morgan, Jr. followed the typical tourist trail in the city for a day during his time in Vietnam.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 28 Jan 2019 08:12:23 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15604-photos-from-bach-dang-to-an-dong-25-photos-of-1965-saigon
[Photos] A Road Trip Across Vietnam's Barren Landscapes in the 1970s http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15553-photos-a-road-trip-across-vietnam-s-barren-landscapes-in-the-1970s

In 1971, average annual income across Vietnam was less than US$100. 

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:46:47 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15553-photos-a-road-trip-across-vietnam-s-barren-landscapes-in-the-1970s
[Photos] Walk Into Saigon's Rarely Seen Neighborhoods in 1966-1967 http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15494-photos-walk-into-saigon-s-rarely-seen-neighborhoods-in-1966-1967

Did you know that Hung Vuong Street used to run alongside a railway connecting Saigon with My Tho?

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:25:46 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15494-photos-walk-into-saigon-s-rarely-seen-neighborhoods-in-1966-1967
[Photos] Vung Tau in 1970: Bars, Beaches and a Bustling Bazaar http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15431-photos-vung-tau-in-1970-bars,-beaches-and-bustling-bazaar-2

Opposite of Saigon’s metropolitan vibes, Vung Tau in 1970 was a quiet town fit for tourism activities, as shown through these film snapshots by Australian serviceman Barry Connors.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 07 Jan 2019 05:32:10 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15431-photos-vung-tau-in-1970-bars,-beaches-and-bustling-bazaar-2
[Photos] A Stroll on the Quaint Streets of 1920s Chau Doc http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15353-photos-a-stroll-on-the-quaint-streets-of-1920s-chau-doc

Today, Chau Doc is a busy secondary city just a stone’s throw from the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Formed at the intersection between two major rivers, the town has always been a dynamic trading hub connecting Khmer merchants with commercial centers in Vietnam.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:21:25 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15353-photos-a-stroll-on-the-quaint-streets-of-1920s-chau-doc
[Photos] Take a Trip Back In Time To Ong Lanh Bridge http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15279-photos-take-a-trip-back-in-time-to-ong-lanh-bridge

Believed to be built in the 19th century, Ong Lanh bridge is a name that, upon its mention, often conjures up tales and myths of Vietnamese gangsters and criminals.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 19 Dec 2018 06:35:36 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15279-photos-take-a-trip-back-in-time-to-ong-lanh-bridge
[Photos] Vietnam's 1969 Street Fashion Story as Told Through Honda Cubs http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15212-photos-vietnam-s-1969-street-fashion-story-as-told-through-honda-cubs

The very definition of cool was established decades ago in Vietnam, and it was badass women in áo dài dashing on the street in slick sunglasses.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 12 Dec 2018 04:38:13 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15212-photos-vietnam-s-1969-street-fashion-story-as-told-through-honda-cubs
[Photos] A Visual Tour of Late 1960s Saigon by Brian Wickham http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15169-photos-a-visual-tour-of-late-1960s-saigon-by-brian-wickham

It seems that every day, we get to uncover yet another old photo collection of Saigon from the 1960s.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:30:21 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15169-photos-a-visual-tour-of-late-1960s-saigon-by-brian-wickham
[Photos] 30 Black-and-White Photos of 1947 Vietnam's Landscapes by Michel Huet http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15115-photos-30-black-and-white-photos-of-1947-vietnam-s-landscapes-by-michel-huet

If you enjoyed our previous article on French photographer Michel Huet’s portraits of Vietnam series, then the second batch of his work from 1947 Vietnam will pique your interest as well.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 28 Nov 2018 06:52:34 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15115-photos-30-black-and-white-photos-of-1947-vietnam-s-landscapes-by-michel-huet
[Photos] An Exploration Into Vietnam's History Through Black-and-White Portraiture http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15029-photos-an-exploration-into-vietnam-s-history-through-black-and-white-portraiture

From inside aristocratic mansions to the austere fields of rural Vietnam, black-and-white portraiture has never looked so filled with life and stories.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 21 Nov 2018 04:02:20 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/15029-photos-an-exploration-into-vietnam-s-history-through-black-and-white-portraiture
[Photos] In 1995 Vietnam, a Paradise for Honda Cubs and Xích Lô http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14988-photos-in-1995-vietnam,-a-paradise-for-honda-cubs-and-xích-lô

How heartening — or rather, disheartening — to discover that flooding isn’t a problem that is unique to 2010s Saigon.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:23:24 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14988-photos-in-1995-vietnam,-a-paradise-for-honda-cubs-and-xích-lô
A Rare Look Inside the Hue Imperial Court in 1895 in Watercolor http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14933-a-rare-look-inside-the-hue-imperial-court-in-1895-in-watercolor

'La cour de Hue' (The court of Hue) is a series of painting done by Nguyen Van Nhan in 1895, during the reign of Thanh Thai, emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty at the time.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 09 Nov 2018 08:42:12 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14933-a-rare-look-inside-the-hue-imperial-court-in-1895-in-watercolor
[Photos] 18 Rare Photos of Northern and Central Vietnam in the Late 19th Century http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14874-photos-18-rare-photos-of-northern-and-central-vietnam-in-the-late-19th-century

During the 19th century, postcards were one of the most popular forms of media that connected Vietnam with the rest of the world.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 02 Nov 2018 11:04:46 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14874-photos-18-rare-photos-of-northern-and-central-vietnam-in-the-late-19th-century
Street Cred: The Sins and Saving Grace of Dr. Albert Calmette http://saigoneer.com/saigon-people/14782-street-cred-the-sins-and-saving-grace-of-dr-albert-calmette

If you help save hundreds of thousands of lives via medical breakthroughs and establish one of the country’s first and most advanced research institutes, but also assist in the colonial regime’s brutal oppression of natives via a draconian alcohol monopoly, do you get a street named in your honor? If you’re Albert Calmette, you do.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Paul Christiansen. Illustration by Hannah Hoang) Thu, 25 Oct 2018 01:25:06 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-people/14782-street-cred-the-sins-and-saving-grace-of-dr-albert-calmette
[Photos] 27 Snapshots of Saigon in 1970 by Carl Nielsen http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14719-photos-27-snapshots-of-saigon-in-1970-by-carl-nielsen

Almost five decades ago, Saigon didn’t have much in terms of high-rise buildings; however, judging by the amount of people hanging about in public spaces, street life was as much a big part of metropolitan life as it is today.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:13:28 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14719-photos-27-snapshots-of-saigon-in-1970-by-carl-nielsen
[Photos] A Visual Excursion to Past Bac Lieu, Home of Cải Lương Master Cao Van Lau http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14646-photos-a-visual-excursion-to-past-bac-lieu,-home-of-cải-lương-master-cao-van-lau

Tucked just below the Mekong's main aquiferous arteries, Bac Lieu Province serves as an interesting case study of how humans can thrive in swampy, steamy surroundings.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 04 Oct 2018 07:44:21 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14646-photos-a-visual-excursion-to-past-bac-lieu,-home-of-cải-lương-master-cao-van-lau
[Photos] On the Sidewalks of 1979 Saigon: Books, Knick-Knacks and a Multitude of Bicycles http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14573-photos-on-the-sidewalks-of-1979-saigon-books,-knick-knacks-and-a-multitude-of-bicycles

Before the motorbikes invaded all aspects of modern Vietnam, Saigon streets were all bicycles, vintage cars and xích lô.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:32:55 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14573-photos-on-the-sidewalks-of-1979-saigon-books,-knick-knacks-and-a-multitude-of-bicycles
[Photos] 20 Black-and-White Snapshots of 1920 Saigon by Ludovic Crespin http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14498-photos-20-black-and-white-snapshots-of-1920-saigon-by-ludovic-crespin

In the early 1920s, central Saigon was an immaculate neighborhood with glamorous shops and clean streets.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:38:38 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14498-photos-20-black-and-white-snapshots-of-1920-saigon-by-ludovic-crespin
[Photos] Walk the Streets of 1965 Da Nang http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14475-photos-walk-the-streets-of-1965-da-nang

Given how fast Vietnam's major cities change, and it can be hard to imagine what they looked like in decades past.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 12 Sep 2018 08:44:09 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14475-photos-walk-the-streets-of-1965-da-nang
[Photos] Saigon Then & Now: Rue Catinat, Tu Do and Dong Khoi Street http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14392-photos-saigon-then-now-rue-catinat,-tu-do-and-dong-khoi-street

While some of Saigon's most extreme changes over the years have occurred in suburban areas like District 7 or Binh Thanh, central District 1 is obviously no stranger to transformations either.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Images by Duc Hy Hoang.) Sat, 01 Sep 2018 07:30:25 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14392-photos-saigon-then-now-rue-catinat,-tu-do-and-dong-khoi-street
[Photos] 20 Snapshots of Saigon in 1969 by George Lane http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14366-photos-20-snapshots-of-saigon-in-1969-by-george-lane

With every uncovered archive of old photos, we come closer and closer to reconstructing a complete tapestry of life in past eras.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 30 Aug 2018 08:40:22 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14366-photos-20-snapshots-of-saigon-in-1969-by-george-lane
[Photos] On the Road to Nha Trang in the 1960s, a Medley of Spartan Fields http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14277-photos-on-the-road-to-nha-trang-in-the-1960s,-a-medley-of-spartan-fields

If downtown Saigon was the epicenter of frenetic energy and urban chaos in the late 60s, you’d have been hard-pressed to find a crowd of more than five people or buildings with more than one floor once you hit the road and traversed Vietnam’s rural regions.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:00:59 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14277-photos-on-the-road-to-nha-trang-in-the-1960s,-a-medley-of-spartan-fields
[Photos] A Rare Aerial Perspective of Saigon in the 1920s http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14195-photos-a-rare-aerial-perspective-of-saigon-in-the-1920s

Thanks to the prevalence of photographic drones, nowadays it’s a cakewalk to source aerial photos of Vietnam with just a simple internet search.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 13 Aug 2018 08:34:29 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14195-photos-a-rare-aerial-perspective-of-saigon-in-the-1920s
[Photos] Rare Black-and-White Photos of Downtown Saigon in 1938–1939 http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14146-photos-rare-black-and-white-photos-of-downtown-saigon-in-1938–1939

A trip back to an era when the Saigon as we know today only consisted of central District 1 and Cho Lon.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 09 Aug 2018 01:48:07 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14146-photos-rare-black-and-white-photos-of-downtown-saigon-in-1938–1939
[Photos] Have a Glance at Saigon's Snacks Through These Photos of Street Vendors in 1966 http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14078-photos-have-a-glance-at-saigon-s-snacks-through-these-photos-of-street-vendors-in-1966

Street food has long been the epitome of Saigon's daily culture.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 31 Jul 2018 10:08:56 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/old-saigon-categories/14078-photos-have-a-glance-at-saigon-s-snacks-through-these-photos-of-street-vendors-in-1966
A Brief History of Saigon's Now-Defunct Thu Thiem Ferry Service http://saigoneer.com/saigon-infrastructure/14026-a-brief-history-of-saigon-s-now-defunct-thu-thiem-ferry-service

While the Thu Thiem Bridge and Thu Thiem Tunnel allow easy access to the District 2 peninsula from nearby districts, for decades past Saigoneers had to rely on the Thu Thiem Ferry to cross the river.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 24 Jul 2018 11:11:24 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-infrastructure/14026-a-brief-history-of-saigon-s-now-defunct-thu-thiem-ferry-service