Saturday, October 17, 2009

Psah Thmei

Psah Thmei is known in English as the Central Market, although it's name actually translates as "New Market". It was built on what was previously a lake. In one of the aerial views a huge empty lot can be seen where it now stands. I would presume this picture was taken around 1935 when construction started. It was completed in 1937, and has just recently had an extensive refurbishment. It has a quite unique art-deco style, and was built in a way that makes as much use of natural ventilation as possible. In some views it looks like a spaceship.

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