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Old pictures of Saigon streets in the '60 and '70 sometimes show a DS, in a nostalgic tour
of the city.
Nice snapshot. I'd say the photographer
was not exactly shooting the car.
Superb composition, in front of the Vinh
Above: Dong Khoi street, next to Lam Son
Square and the Continental Palace, with the
Notre-Dame cathedral in the background.
In front of the Notre-Dame cathedral,
another famous city landmark, with a DS
parked at its foot.
Above: the cathedral again, rear view, with
yet another DS, on the right.
Right: Catinat Street, 1966.
Most of these pictures come from the personal collection of Jean-Claude
Toudy, who devoted a very interesting site to another French icon, the
Velosolex. Link (French, partially English and German):
In front of the Customs building, Quai le
Myre de Vilers.
A few shots taken nearby the Continental
Palace, in the heart of the city.
In front of the famous Central Post Office,
designed by the no less famous French
engineer Gustave Eiffel (he also made a
tower in Paris, France).
Above: 1966. Below: in front of the
Presidential Palace, in 1961. What on earth
are the deers doing there ?
And there is the countryside. These last 2
photos have been taken by members of the
American military. For the one on the left,
titled "Back Road to Ba Queo", an
interesting comment: "the taxi had to wait
for the young woman to cross the flooded
road." The DS, used as a cab in Vietnam ?