Its a sound I hear every morning around 9 or so. “Eb Chhay…. Eb Chhay….”
Eb Chhay is a person (generally ethnic Vietnamese) who walks around town with a 2 wheeled cart and buy back pretty much anything that can be recycled. What doesn’t get bought by them gets sent to the notorious Stung Meanchey garbage dump.
Taken on Mao Tse Tung at a light near the Russian Market. A couple of kids hanging out in a cart goofing around.
Sue and I went to the Meta House last night to view a documentary in progress about Vann Molyvann, an architect who has built such iconic structures like the Independence Monument and the National Olympic Stadium.
Sadly, most of the buildings that he has designed are being left to decay or flat out destroyed in the name of progress.
So I am putting in another photo taken for the Cambodia Daily a year ago when the French Cultural Center organized a tour with the architect to view and talk about his lifes work.