APAD 052: Square

Posted by on Apr 30, 2011 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Kep, Photo Hunt | 6 comments

Looking out.
This is a derelict government building in the coastal town of Kep. Kep, in its heydays, was the prime weekend getaway location of Phnom Penh’s elite and its French colonisers. Opulent villas were built there – including the Royal Family’s vacation house – but all were abandoned in the 70s during the Khmer Rouge regime. Nowadays, these villas stood there, crumbled and ruined, as witnesses of Kep’s fomer glory and the cruelty of the Khmer Rouge era.

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  1. Interesting. Abandoned buildings are sad and beautiful and forlorn.http://mudpuddle.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/photo-hunt-square/

  2. Your Square has a strange and surreal look to it, great shot!

  3. I absolutely love when people post photos of things I'd never be able to see in person! And what a history the building has!Here's mine

  4. I agree with Mudhooks – I tend to like abandoned buildings, both beautiful and forlorn at the same time. The square is definitely a prominent feature.I played, too, this week. http://www.ptank.com/blog/2011/04/weekend-cat-blogging-and-photo-hunt-square-and-rememberance/

  5. i like the way you composed the photo..surreal and unique. have a good weekend! Mine is here.

  6. such buildings make for some great photography.. i'd love to get to take photos in such a place..this is my entry: http://fallakka.com/2011/04/photohunt-square/

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