Saturday, July 14, 2012

Wat Phnom Clock

This giant clock, almost 20 meters wide, was a gift from China in the year 2000 and replaced a previous one that came from France and was installed in the early 1960s. The clock is in front of a monument commemorating the return of the western provinces of Battambang, Siem Reap and Banteay Meanchey from Thai control in 1907. The main reason I wanted to make this post was to show the incredible changes over the years, especially when you see Hopper Stone's picture from 1993.

View around 1940





Nigerian UNTAC troops in front of a forlorn looking hill 1993

A recent view.
The Hopper Stone picture is from
More of Hopper's work can be seen on his site:

1 comment:

Garylanta said...

Great photographs.