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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #80 on: December 17, 2020, 08:10:53 am »

Can Tho Roofs
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #81 on: December 17, 2020, 03:55:21 pm »

Then it's an excellent Street portrait.   ;)
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #82 on: December 18, 2020, 09:36:56 am »

The square at Ben Xi Mai, Can Tho, Vietnam, 1965.

We lived in some of the commercial buildings in this row. NCOs lived in the "vertical apartment" just to the right of the Ba-Nhut-Tran restaurant. Officers lived in the one to the right of that. We also had several units for airmen across the square. Everything was tied together with an intercom.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #83 on: December 18, 2020, 09:39:25 am »

In the square. A long-lens shot from the porch during the day.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #84 on: December 18, 2020, 10:53:31 am »

Ah, so there were vehicles for non-river navigation as well.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #85 on: December 19, 2020, 04:54:32 am »

Russ, many of these scenes remind me of the Goa of my childhood.

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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #86 on: December 19, 2020, 08:28:40 am »

Hi Rajan, You don't say how old you are, so I'm guessing, but that must have been pretty soon after Goa's annexation from Portugal. I know there was some fighting during the annexation. I've always stayed away from combat pictures, but in the background of these there always was a tenseness. The Vietcong used Can Tho as an R&R center, so they kept distractions to a minimum, but the threat always was there.

Here's one I'm quite sure I've posted before, but it belongs with the others.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #87 on: December 19, 2020, 09:45:28 am »

I don't recall seeing this one before, but it is lovely, and well worth reposting.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #88 on: December 19, 2020, 11:43:22 am »

Thanks, Eric.

Here's another one from evening in the square at Ben Xi Mai, Can Tho, Vietnam, 1965. I hope these kids survived the communist takeover ten years later. They'd be in their seventies now. I hope they're well and happy.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #89 on: December 19, 2020, 12:30:42 pm »

Russ, I'm 57 and I was speaking of Goa of the 1970s.

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« Reply #90 on: December 20, 2020, 08:34:26 am »

Thanks, Rajan. That was quite a while after the struggle to leave Portugal.

Here's a shot I call "Juvies." I hope these kids made it through the takeover by the communists.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #91 on: December 20, 2020, 09:08:31 am »

Can Tho Marketplace
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #92 on: December 20, 2020, 09:50:53 am »

Interesting that the girls have happy smiles, while the boys gotta look "tough."
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #93 on: December 20, 2020, 10:46:32 am »

C'mon, Eric. That's always the way it works. You know that. I just hope these kids survived what came ten years later. They'd have been in their early twenties when the communists rolled through.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #94 on: December 21, 2020, 09:12:29 am »

Across the river
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #95 on: December 22, 2020, 07:49:19 am »

Evening on the Bassac river. A mansion left over from French days. Can Tho, Vietnam, 1965
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #96 on: December 22, 2020, 07:56:11 am »

Paddy Control: The Eyes and Ears of the Mekong
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #97 on: December 22, 2020, 09:03:31 am »

lovely composition for the Bassac River shot.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #98 on: December 22, 2020, 11:20:38 am »

Thanks, Frank. It was a beautiful scene. Vietnam is a beautiful place.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #99 on: December 23, 2020, 07:53:53 am »

More holdovers from French days. Can Tho, Vietnam, 1965
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