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A view of the footpaths around Ho Guom in 1991

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Back in 1992, bicycles were the main form of transportation in the capital, with crowds of people gathering around the lake to enjoy a breath of fresh air.

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With digital technology yet to be developed, local people choose to read a newspaper or chat with one other as they pass the time away on an afternoon in 1992.

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Elderly men come together to participate in a chess competition held on the pavement next to the lake in 1991.

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Crowds gather to watch the chess match unfold.

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Children play a game involving marbles, a popular game among youngsters at the time.

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A young street vendor sells Banh Mi, bread in English, to buyers around Ho Guom in 1992.

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Here are some other outstanding photos to feature in the German author’s collection.

 
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Photos: Hans-Peter Grumpe / Hpgrumpe.de.