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Old Saigon Picture of the Day: Art Deco Kiosk

One of the few 'benefits' (all of which came at an incredibly high cost for the Vietnamese) of French colonialism is the architecture they left behind.

From the 19th century's colonial style to the 20th century's art deco movement, architectural fads were constantly mingling and flowing from Paris to Saigon.

One of the more unique art deco architectural expressions came in the form of kiosks on many of District 1's major thoroughfares.

We've seen images of theses kiosks selling everything from newspapers to photo processing services as late as the mid-1960s.

As much as we love our metal pushcarts, we'd welcome the return of these art deco relics.

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