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  • The small pagoda, 1965
    The small pagoda, 1965
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    Photo from an RVN propaganda leaflet
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  • 1. The old man tending his garden, 1964
    1. The old man tending his garden, 1964
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    Washing dishes in the river, 1995

    by Nemorino Updated Apr 14, 2013

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    Washing dishes in the river, 1995

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    This may not look like a very luxurious way to wash dishes, but it was a big improvement to have the stone steps here, instead of just the steep dirt path that I had known from thirty years before.

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    Re-visiting the large pagoda in Tân Ba

    by Nemorino Updated Apr 14, 2013

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    Statue at the large pagoda (photo 1995)

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    They also took us to the large pagoda, which I remembered as being the center of religious and social life in the village.

    In addition to the rooms with altars and religious statues, there was also a banquet hall where the local people met for social gatherings. I remember Major Giam once giving us a tour of the pagoda, with me as his interpreter.

    GPS 10°58'38.37" North; 106°46'1.62" East

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    Meeting the monk at the large pagoda

    by Nemorino Updated Apr 14, 2013

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    1. Talking with the monk, 1995
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    In the banquet hall of the large pagoda I was introduced to the monk who seemed to be in charge. He was a friendly man who was very interested in talking with me. Unfortunately our only common language was French, which neither of us had spoken for many years.

    Nonetheless, we tried to converse for quite some time, and he succeeded in confirming my impression that Tân Ba was still an intact, functioning community, which is something I was very happy about.

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    1. Talking with the monk, 1995
    2. The banquet hall of the large pagoda, 1995

    GPS 10°58'38.37" North; 106°46'1.62" East

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