Boueng Trabek, Phnom Penh

Boueng Trabek, Phnom Penh

There’s water under there. Black and malodorous.

The canal’s flow is heading, slowly, for a sewage treatment station.

Above is the beginning of Boueng Trabek market. It’s always busy. When finished eating and drinking the stall-holders and their customers heave their rubbish in.

It stinks, and when the rains arrive it overflows. Partly because of the the volume of water, but also because the trash blocks the flow.

It’s been this way for years.


2 thoughts on “Rubbish!

  1. Wow, that is great documentary photography, and horrifying to imagine smelling it. City life at its worst…and I love city life, and I know people dump garbage in the countryside, too, but…maybe someday someone will come along and change everyone’s mind about what to do with their garbage.

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