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If anyone knows about the history of this place please feel free to correct me.

This is one of the rooms in the old school situated in Phnom Phen that imprisoned many of the Cambodians during that horrible era in history- I think most of the schools were turned into prisons.

Location: Phnom Phen, Cambodia
Camera: Nikon Coolpix L5 point and shoot

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I wouldn’t call myself a photographer yet, but I do like taking photos.

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  • Lauren Marr
    Lauren Marralmost 6 years ago

    spooky but great image

  • thanks, yeah I didn’t go into all of them- just felt abit weird and awkward!

    – oddoutlet

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 6 years ago

    it’s a great image, it has character…it’s hard to believe that it was a prison, that wasn’t my first impression at all….so very sad the history

  • yeah I know-I hate putting nice pictures in but then adding the sad history behind it, but that was the reality so…yeah.

    – oddoutlet

  • David Reid
    David Reidalmost 6 years ago

    Very effective shot – appropriate use of colour given the history of the location.

    This looks very much like ‘S-21’ in Phnom Penh?

    S-21 was used an interrogation and sorting centre prior to victims’ transfer to the ‘killing fields’. I visited last year – it is a truly sobering experience. Your image looks like one of the solitary confinement and interrogation cells.

  • Thanks for the info David!

    – oddoutlet

  • buzzy
    buzzyalmost 6 years ago

    wow!!! amazing work.

  • thankyou buzzy!

    – oddoutlet

  • karenuk1969
    karenuk1969almost 6 years ago

    Beautiful, I love the colours here.

  • Thanks karen!

    – oddoutlet

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 6 years ago

    lovely work

  • thanks for the compliment Antanas

    – oddoutlet

  • Denzil
    Denzilalmost 6 years ago

    This is a superb image of a truly horrible and chilling place.
    The box you can see on the bed contained torture instruments, and to the left you can make out the leg shackles which were used to keep the inmates chained to the ‘bed’, in reality just a metal frame. People were kept in these cells for varying periods of time, until they were either tortured or starved to death there at the centre, or taken to one of the many killing fields, where they were usually bludgeoned to death in front of an open pit, and then buried. Bullets cost money.
    This is not ancient history, folks, this happened only 30 years ago!

  • Yeah I couldn’t stay in the room for long- enough to take a picture.Also went to the killing fields to see what happened there- it was so peaceful and nice there- hard to imagine that such horror occured in a place like that!

    – oddoutlet

  • Ghelly
    Ghellyalmost 6 years ago

    the dark side of history, but you got a great image, I love the treatment, pefect compostiion.

  • Thanks again- yeah nice things/places always seem to have some sort of sad history behind it aye!

    – oddoutlet

  • andreisky
    andreiskyalmost 6 years ago

    great photo and treatment

  • Thanks for taking the time to look andreisky!

    – oddoutlet

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 6 years ago

    masterful work of art … that it is the scene of so much horror is such a tragedy … that you had the courage to stay and attempt to capture it is a testament to your dedication. Yes, I’m old enough to remember hearing about all of this in the news. Not ancient history at all. Congratulations on your feature in Photog 101!!!

  • Hey Lois- Thank you for your comment- it does make you feel uncomfortable touring these kind of places, but I guess it’s a way to remember what happend and not forget that human lives were mistreated- shame it still happens in other parts of the world though!

    – oddoutlet

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