Siam Snapshots: Previously unseen pictures of little boy cooling off in Sathorn Klong, 1955

SIAM SNAPSHOTS — In this second installation in our series of vintage photo posts, we have two photos of a boy cooling off and having a blast with a rope swing that used to hang over Sathorn Canal.

We love the simple joy of these photos and how green and leafy the city looked, even when viewed in a black-and-white photo.


Note the fisherman in the fishing in the canal and the old car parked on the street.

Robert Rochlen was born in Bangkok on 1956. His dad worked at USIS and his family knew all kinds of interesting people. He lives in California today, but is pleased to share his family’s photo collection with Coconuts Bangkok readers.



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