Sunday, 3 August 2008
Scenes from Cholon, South Vietnam, 1968
More scenes from Cholon taken in May 1968.
There were months probably when I took no photos at all. I was probably otherwise occupied. I did have my principle job at that time which was on one of the Decca Navigator stations helping to run the US army’s hyperbolic navigational systems. I was stationed in Tay Ninh at that period.
Also there were long periods when absolutely nothing happened. This was not true for most of 1968 or certain other years. It was correct though in the sense that although something was usually happening somewhere it was not usually where one was.
Then it might happen in the night or one didn’t have a camera. The tourist type photos one usually took when one arrived and then lost interest. I lost most of mine for one reason or another.