I was there yesterday and saw nobody has linked yet. However today, a lot of them already linked and i still haven't done mine. So i decided already not to join, I even commented on some posts saying I am not joining this time. Then i wonder, why i feel jittery and unhappy. I thought maybe it's the feeling that i haven't done something i must have. It felt like being irresponsible, so here I am now, weaving something and re-sizing some old photos to post here.
These are photos taken in 2008 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, dry season. I still wish to visit again during the wet season, when the expressions of the temples and the ruins will be very different. I have long wanted to visit some old sites, mostly UNESCO Heritage Sites, and they all make me think deeper and beyond. Time is always the essense!
the left wing of the famous Angkor Wat at sunrise
a wider view of Angkor Wat at sunrise
one of the right outside walls depicting the drama of the Gods and Men then. Can you imagine the length of time used to to make this timeless masterpiece of art on stone!
another outside wall of another temple
one of the temples in Siem Reap, a lot of these temples are scattered in these areas
again another of the temples
even big boulders, no matter how strong give way to pressures, bit by bit through time
this part of one of the temples already engulfed by this tree, and at the same time
holding the temple from toppling down
Many of the ruins in some temples have trees already growing on them. This is not unusual, as these temples have been deep in the rainforest for centuries before being found them again. It was Henri Mouhot, a French naturalist on expedition with the British Royal Geographic Society in 1850, who first published the wonders of Angkor Wat. From then on it became famous with the present generation.
Thanks Donna of gardenwalkgardentalk