Today in Pictures: August 18, 2016
Beginning the day with a small latte.
Construction is booming. But, the workers only make $100 or less per month.
Cambodian art abounds throughout the city.
The result of this new wave of capitalism, is that the rich can buy nice cars. There is no middle class, they’re stuck with motos and push-carts.
Shoes are colorful and popular with the street vendors. I entered one store and the lady took one look at me and said to Chantha, in Khmer, “We don’t have his size.”
Men play Camboidan Chess in the heat of the day.
Vendors sell household items.
On their way to market to fill baskets with vegetables.
Striking color captured my attention as we made our way through the crowded streets of Phnom Penh.
Big business in wheelbarrows with all of the construction.
A grandfather walks a narrow littered road.
Children hanging out in their parent’s store.
School is out, time for a snack.
Coconut water is good for the soul!
More colorful, plastic, household goods.
The lumber mill.
A vehicle you NEVER want to ride in.
It is amazing these motos are waiting at the stop light. There must be a cop positioned at the corners. Usually, people blow through the lights.
No Obama phones here!
Fresh chicken delivery.
Mom and the kids in the station wagon.
Lebanese Schwarma in the heart of Phnom Penh.
The gateway to somewhere…
Religion and royalty (foreground) and capitalism (background).
The government is putting up new signs to try and educate drivers.
Naps are crucial in the oppresive heat and humidity of the afternoon.
Doing what he can to earn a few dollars to feed his family.