Posts Tagged ‘Phnom Penh’

Commissariat (Central Police Station), from circa 1910, commands a corner view by the Post Office. Shuttered for decades, it was featured in the Matt Dillon film City of Ghosts. One feature is the late addition of exterior terraces after French troops learned firsthand that the city’s screened terraces weren’t entirely ornamental but vital for cooling off in the tropic heat. Rumors have circulated for years that it may be reborn as a boutique hotel.

Source: Forbes (I wonder how long this building will survive)

Police Station, Phnom Penh
Former Police Station in 2003 by pigalle

Former Police Station in Phnom PenhFormer Police Station in June 2011

Interior of Former Police Station, Phnom PenhFormer Police Station’s Interior in June 2011


This is not my first time to post the photos of Independence Monument. I have been there shooting for countless of times, but this is my first time to use painting technique to give more light to the foreground subjects. Here are my two favorite shots.

Independent Monument at Night

Fountain and Independence Monument

Beyond 30 Sec.

Posted: February 1, 2011 in Nightscape, unposted
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If you have followed this blog long enough, you might notice that long exposure is one my favorite subject of photography. Last Sunday I went for some light tails again but this time with Hoya NDX8 I just borrowed from a friend, I were able to drag my shutter speed as long as almost 600 seconds or ten minutes. With such a long exposure, noise is pretty unavoidable and noticeable when it is viewed in high resolution.

Infront of Orussei Market, Phnom Penh Traffic in front of Orussei Market

Charles de Gaulle Blvd. Phnom Penh Traffic at the intersection of Charles de Gaulle Blvd. and St.109?

Royal Palace

Posted: October 16, 2010 in Architecture
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It was a busy week.  So here is just a quick update, some photos of Royal Palace I took a few weeks back.

Royal Palace, Phnom Penh

Royal Palace

Royal Palace

This time we explored some new locations and found some interesting apartments. Here are some photos from our latest Phnom Penh’s architecture walk.

Stuck in a downpour

Posted: June 19, 2010 in Daily Life
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The plan of trespassing another abandoned building yesterday was not materialized. And we were stuck by downpour for about an hour. But at least I tried to get some shots.

Somewhere in Phnom Penh Somewhere in Phnom Penh on a downpour day.

No pee-pee!!

Posted: May 24, 2010 in Daily Life, unposted

Phnom Penh Since you can almost say Phnom Penh does not has public toilet, it is not unusual people just release themselves at fences of abandoned house or quite places. The graffiti on the wall roughly means “Dog, no pee-pee”