Once again Bob has gone to the trouble to convert his old footage into the digital age and send these two great videos to me for your viewing pleasure!
About the first bit of footage Bob says “I took this video in 1968 from the 9th floor of the Ubon Hotel. I was facing south and you can catch a brief view of the Mun river. You can also see a house girl washing dishes and a samlow riding by the Lotus Restaurant. The Lotus Restaurant was air-conditioned and served delicious steak dinners for 30 baht ($1.50 USD).”
“I also took this video in 1968 from the 9th floor of the Ubon Hotel and I was facing north. Can you tell much change between 1968 and now?”
For anyone who has visited Ubon I think you would agree with me by saying the looking South, Ubon Ratchathani seems to have been stuck in some kind of time warp as noticing any changes is extremely difficult. Looking north however is a different story. The park, government compounds, temples etc have all undergone dramatic change. Thanks again Bob for giving us another brief look back in time.