Posted on Facebook on July 21, 2019.

       Date:  August 31, 2020

      From:  Brian Wickham

  Subject:  Request for Photos

​Rick, I have one photo of shops across from the Plaza. I’ve included it in this post below. It appears to only show the auto servicing stores. Interestingly, a Canadian artist found my photo and identified her father’s shop at the far right edge. VO Chi Mai said she was ten years old when I took this photo in 1968 and that she was in the shop all the time. 
Brian


Treasure Trove of Saigon Photos

Collection of Saigon Photos by Retro Studio Ranging from the early 50's to the End of the Vietnam War

(Must sign in to Facebook.)

[Submitted by Rick Fredericksen, April 2020


A Nice Photo of the Cholon Exchange

​Received from Dick Ellis, May 2020.

       Date:  August 31, 2020

      From:  Rick Fredericksen

  Subject:  Request for Photos

​Good find Brian. I have forwarded to the person of interest. 
Rick Fredericksen

The Ky Son BEQ was bombed in 1970.

Posted on Facebook by Paul Blizzard in December 2019.

A Communist rocket his the National Assembly Building on August 21, 1968. 

There is another photo of it somewhere in this website. 

After AFVN opened up the new studios in 1966, our work bus from the Plaza and/or the Key Son went by it daily.

[Posted on Facebook by Paul Blizzard in September 2010.]

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) during the Corona Virus Lockdown

Nice Buildings but No People

[Submitted by Rick Fredericksen, April 2020

Luxury and Rubble

Civility and Dispossession in the New Saigon

by Erik Harms

This is a rather scholarly, 308-page book on the development of Ho Chi Minh City since 1975.

It may be read "on-line" or downloaded to your computer as a PDF file.

[Received from Mike McNally in September 2017.]

Related to Saigon

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Plaza Hotel BEQ - Stores Across the Street -- Also see "Looking for Her Father's Shop"

       Date:  August 31, 2020

      From:  Rick Fredericksen

  Subject:  Request for Photos

​A Vietnamese reader of my blog is searching for photos of a family business directly opposite the Plaza Hotel. Here is the posting on my blog story recounting the history of the Plaza. Please let me know if anyone has such a photo that would have important sentimental value for this person. 
"I didn’t stay at the Plaza, but I have a special request for anyone of you who might have stayed there during the VN war: my parents and family lived on the opposite side of Tran Hung Dao Blvd. So, if you had taken any picture of that side of the street, with its row of stores, mainly dealing with auto parts except for one dry cleaner which was one of my father’s stores, could you please forward them on this blog? The dry cleaning was certainly for the officers’ uniforms at the Plaza, because I remembered having seen some GI’s at the store. Thank you in advance!" 
Rick Fredericksen