Being surrounded by trees is a heavenly feeling for me. And it was a really heavenly feeling roaming around Ta Prohm. Huge trees that are hundreds of years old blend and grow out of the temple walls and the giant roots sprawl through the rocks giving the place that surreal atmosphere. These massive trees tower overhead making their leaves filter the sunlight, providing a welcome shade. It’s been said that Ta Prohm was pretty much left the way it was first discovered thus you can’t help but feel a little like Lara Croft. 🙂
I decided to post only about the huge trees here. More of the monastery/temple some other time. My photos can’t give enough justice as to how photogenic the place is but let me share it with you just the same.
A few minutes walk from the West Gate entrance are these two, tall trees. And then…
This. Then you’ll be entering the main area.
Once you’re inside, lots and lots of massive trees await you.
The next set of photos is a tree leaning to one side. It’s one of my favorites and this was where I started to totally feel the place.
And here comes more giant trees and roots… 🙂
And of course, it’s not complete without seeing the Tomb Raider Tree! 🙂
And then behind that…
I wanted to show you more but it’s all I have left, a lot of photos got deleted and my SD card got corrupted and I didn’t know what to do then, but still I hope you enjoyed this post.
Happy Thursday, homo sapiens! 🙂
Seventh and final day of the 7-Day Black & White Photo Challenge presented to me by Kriti! 🙂
The rules: one black & white photo a day for seven days, no people, no explanation, challenge someone new each day.
The nominee for today is Samita, absolutely no compulsion.
I enjoyed this black & white challenge so thanks again, Kriti and ’til the next one! 🙂
Happy Wednesday, homo sapiens!
Hello! Day 2 of the 7-Day Black & White Photo Challenge presented to me by Kriti! 🙂
The rules: One black & white photo a day for seven days, no people, no explanation, challenge someone new each day.
Today I’m nominating Ken for this challenge, absolutely no compulsion.
Happy Friday, homo sapiens! 🙂
Hi everyone! It’s my first time to do this 7-Day Black & White Photo Challenge presented to me by Kriti! 🙂 Do check out her blog if you haven’t yet.
Since the rules are simple (one black & white photo a day for seven days, no people, no explanation, challenge someone new each day), I thought it would be nice to give it a try.
I nominate NS for this challenge, absolutely no compulsion!
Thanks a lot, Kriti! 🙂
This is the Roman temple located in the Amman Citadel. It is more popularly known as the Temple of Hercules. It’s said to have been built in the same period when the Roman Theater was built between 162-166 AD.
An outdoor Water Puppet Theater in the Museum of Ethnology, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Perfect spot to rest after a long day exploring Petra.
One of the most amazing things I’ve seen during my trip to Cambodia were the giant trees in the temples. The two photos below are taken from Ta Prohm. There were a lot of giant trees in and out of the temple but I’ll leave you with this one for now. I hope to post more of these huge trees in another entry so watch out for that. 🙂
Happy Thursday, homo sapiens!
Railway view from mid-point station – Penang Hill.
The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer.
This is the Putra Mosque in Putrajaya, Malaysia. One of the best mosques I’ve seen there when I visited back in 2014.
Adjacent to the Putra Mosque is the Perdana Putra — the Malaysian Prime Minister’s office.
The Bayon Temple was one of my favorites when I visited the Angkor temples in Cambodia.
It felt surreal exploring this temple while these 200-something faces stare at you, which makes the experience a lot more interesting.
The perfect read to end my 2015 Reading Challenge! Book #52…
1947 — the year that was — for the Jewish, the creation of their homeland, the state of Israel; for the Palestinians, the year their land was taken from them, the year they became refugees.
This is such a powerful story about the sufferings of the Palestinians in the hands of the Israelis that will leave you raging with emotions that I have to keep reminding myself that it was a work of fiction (though most happenings were based on facts).
A beautifully written book that gave me a different view about the Palestinian people and everything they have lost. It’s one of the most heart-breaking books I’ve ever read, I recommend it to everyone.
What a perfect read to complete my 2015 Reading Challenge! 🙂
Favorite quotes : ““Always” was a good word to believe in.”
“He brushed his lips against mine, pulled me closer, and I felt as if I had lived all my life for that kiss.”
“I was a word drained of its meaning. A woman emptied of her past. The truth is that I wanted to be someone else.”
“Baba’s absence since the war had grown as big as the ocean and all its fishes. As big as the sky and earth and all their birds and trees. The hurt in my heart was as big as the universe and all its planets.”
Rating : 5/5 stars
“Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things.” – Pablo Picasso
There’s something about empty benches…