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Old Saigon: Pictures from Life Magazine

When looking at old pictures of big cities, what usually strikes us is how different yet similar things are today. Back in the 50s, Time Magazine ran some great pictures of Saigon, capturing its initial rise as “Pearl of the Orient”.

Flickr user, VIETNAM History in Pictures, uploaded a set of over 40 pictures from this period. Perfect to reflect on what’s changed (Ox-drawn carts on Le Loi) and stayed the same (Cyclo driver napping in his ride).

You can check out the full gallery here.

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