We continue with Part 7 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 7 we’ll continue our visit around the central city area of Saigon visiting Saigon river front and Ben Nghe stream (1920’s) gateway to Cho Lon, My Canh Floating Restaurant, June 28, 1965 My Canh bombing, Saigon’s Club Nautique (old French Yatch Club), Susan’s house (lost lovers reunited), pre-war U.S. Embassy, March 30, 1965 car bombing at old U.S. Embassy. 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.
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What are your memories of the My Canh Floating Restaurant?
Do you remember eating there, and how if you did you were guaranteed at trip to the Clinic the next day?
What are your memories of the French Yatch Club back in the 1950’s (and before) ?
Does anyone have any old pictures of the French Yatch Club in it’s hay-day, before it was allowed to deteriorate?
What are your memories of ‘lost loves’ left behind when you departed Vietnam? Were you able to reunite with them in later years?
What are your memories of the old U.S. Embassy? Did your parents work there?
As always please feel free to leave your Comments below and share the memories and experiences this area of Saigon brings back to you … about your time in Saigon.
Stay tuned for Part 8 in a few days … to visit more of the Saigon central city area, Ben Thanh Market, Le Loi Plaza and other interesting places in Saigon 🙂
If you missed the previous parts of the series, you can view them here: