Colonial Buildings Need Care and Love

Posted: October 20, 2009 in Architecture
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I like the idea that Park Café having tried to renovate the below colonial building, bringing it back to the public. There are plenty more of them that extremely in need of some sort of love and care. Some of them are dying in a couple of year. The more I observed the city, the more abandoned colonial buildings I have found.

Tourists are not allured by the newly-built modern architectures, but something historical and cultural. If the government truly wants to get more tourists to the capital, they should pay more attention on this heritage attraction.

By the way, can anyone tell me why most of the buildings, including school buildings, in Cambodia are painted in yellow?

091020ParkCafeNew Park Café outlet facing Calmette Hospital on Monivong Bld.

091020ParkCafe2Outdoor space in front of the main building of Park Café

091020OldBuildingHere is another old building that is not far from the Park Café

091020OldBuilding2Ecole Professionelle. It probably will be disappeared someday soon, thank to the development.

  1. Sothy says:

    I love your ideas!!!! The last photo is amazing!

  2. Sovathary says:

    I can’t believe anyone would be so interested about those colonial building too. I thought I was the only one person who wish they wouldn’t disappear. There’s a history attached, so we should keep’em all.

  3. tumnei says:

    You are not alone Sovathary. There are people who really know their value and attractiveness. Yet, sadly some of them have been pulled down.

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