We continue with Part 11 of the 16 part series Deja Vu: Vietnam. The series of videos is made using Google Earth to focus in on various parts of Saigon and surrounding areas of Vietnam. Then overlaid with video footage filmed in 2007 with ‘fade backs’ of videos and photos going back to various time points in prior years. Some all the way back to 1882 Saigon.
Now in Part 11 we’ll continue our visit around the central city area of Saigon visiting Tu Do Street, Majestic Hotel, Maxum’s, Crazy Bar, Brodard’s and various other views of Tu Do Street (1920s to 2007). Then with each of the following parts of the series we’ll be travelling around the central city area of Saigon and Cholon. Then travel to areas outside of Saigon and back to Tan Son Nhut Airport for departure from Vietnam.
Each of us lived in Saigon at different times during the years from the mid-1950’s to 1975. Because of the span of time we lived in Saigon, different parts of the series will mean more to each of us … but, they will all trigger memories and experiences of your time in Saigon.
(Note: If you pause the video at 9:05 into it you can see the ‘tailor shop’ where we had the first ACS Baseball Team uniforms made in May 1959. From Brodard’s it is the 5th shop back to the right. The shop with the brown front just to the left of the shop with the green front. You can see it again at 9:23 into the video in the 1968 view of Tu Do. It is the shop with the light blue front. )
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What are your memories of Tu Do Street?
I had planned to have an article ready about how the baseball team came into being and the first uniforms, but have not had time to write it. So, I’ll post it at a later date as a separate article.
As always, you are welcome to leave your comments below.
If you missed the previous parts of the series, you can view them here: