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[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.

While a lot of landmarks have endured the test of time — such as Le Loi Boulevard, Ben Thanh Market and a host of other religious structures — others have succumbed to development pressures. The Eden Department Store, Saigon Tax Center and Nguyen Hue Fountain now only exist in our collective memory.

Relive those past visions through these photos, taken by American serviceman Bruce Baumler, below:

Dien Bien Phu Bridge.

A public utility project at the corner of Dien Bien Phu and Nguyen Binh Khiem streets.

Thu Thiem Ferry.

Tran Hung Dao Street with the now-defunct Dai Nam Cineplex on the left.

The Mariamman Hindu Temple on Truong Dinh.

A crowd of pedestrians waiting to cross the street.

A teenage girl with her toddler sibling near Lam Son Square.

Phan Boi Chau Street on the side of Ben Thanh Market.

Me Linh Square.

Horse-drawn carriages were still a common sight.

The metal barricade outside of a dormitory for foreign military officers.

Hordes of cars parked on the side of Mac Thi Buoi Street.

The corner of Tran Hung Dao-De Tham from above.

Vendors selling sugar cane snacks in front of Ben Thanh.

Street stalls selling old books on the Le Loi pavement.

The Le Loi-Pasteur corner.

Saigon Opera House.

View of the Eden Department Store from the Opera House.

Passersby help move a bus that broke down.

Office fashion of the 1960s.

Me Linh Square.

[Photos via Redsvn]


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