Tag Archives: Cambodia

Weekly Photo Challenge: Faces (at Angkor)

This contribution to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Face comes from my visit to Angkor Wat in Cambodia back in 2013. The pictures range from the ancient to the transient – can you guess which is which 😉

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Ornate Cambodia

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Ornate.”

Nowhere does ornate as well as the Far East. I was lucky enough to spend time in Cambodia back in the summer of 2013.  The images below come from Phnom Penh where I wandered one wet rainy afternoon.

Earlier in the same trip we went to the awesome Angkor Wat temples in Siem Reap. These ancient temples are intricately ornate – even the tree roots covering the jungle temples are ornate!

Weekly photo challenge: Angkor Doors

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Door”

The ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia are fascinating – in particular the jungle temple where the trees have overgrown the entrances. These are more doorways than doors but still fit the theme.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Walls (Painting in Cambodia)

A  submission to this week’s Photo Challenge – Wall.

One of the major experiences of my World Challenge Visit to Cambodia / Vietnam was our time spent at a Cambodian Orphanage. The task we needed to complete was to repaint the boys dormitory, We pent 5 days scrubbing, filling, sanding and painting the walls turning them from yellow to blue. It was a hard week’s work but worth it in the end.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular

This week’s submission to the Weekly Photo Challenge (Angular)

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The buildings of Phnom Penh with their angular roof tops.

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Signs of Cambodia

Here is a submission to this week’s photo challenge on the theme of signs. All taken last summer on a trip to Cambodia.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic (of a time of Evil)

A submission to this weeks photo challenge : Relic

I wondered about posting this. However, sometimes relics are designed to make us think; to ponder the evil of mankind on mankind. These relics a salutary reminder of inhumanity to man. These pictures taken from two places in Cambodia are there to speak of the horrors of the Khmer Rouge. Cheoung Ek (aka The Killing Fields) is a place where countless innocents were murdered in the 1970’s. S-21 in a prison camp within Phnom Penh where supposed dissidents were tortured and murdered. Some of the relics below are gruesome. Their purpose, to serve as a warning to future generations and to commemorate the dead.You have been warned.

Cheoung Ek

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Mausoleum at Cheoung Ek (Filled from top to bottom with Skulls of the murdered)

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Skulls of the murdered at Cheoung Ek

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Pieces of bones remaining after excavation in 1980

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The killing tree where children were murdered

S-21

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Torture chamber at S-21

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The rules governing the prisoners in the torture chamber

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Photos of the condemned

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