This photograph was taken in 2010 of a Cambodian cyclo driver in front of the Phnom Penh post office. The post office itself is one of the most beautiful French colonial buildings in town, but the buildings it faces are decrepit and falling apart. To me, this photograph represents the Phnom Penh that is quickly disappearing.
Most cyclo drivers have given up this old fashioned form of transportation, trading in their trusty cyclos for motos. The ones who are left are mostly older–like this one–and have nothing else they can do. At night, they gather together so they can sleep in their cyclos near one another to keep each other safe.
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