Poipet is the border town between Thailand & Cambodia, 150 km to the west of Siem Reap. Cambodia is the only country in the world with a ruin on its national flag. This is the top of the entry gate on the border. A scale model of Agkor Wat appears on top of the gate. If I had a few spare hours, I'd remove all the electrical wiring in APS.
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RGatward (20062) 2004-11-07 4:43
Interesting observation, and an extraordinary border gate. Silly of me, but I hadn't realised that symbol on the flag is Angkor Wat. Personally, I don't mind the wires, I think it's interesting to how cables are dealt with at palces like this.
elihesamian (26149) 2004-11-07 4:59
No matter about wires,...and it's intresting about the flag with this sign,here as a 3 strong dots appears above the 3 towers which has a symbolic form and it's an important element for this shot without note,...anyway,well composed,and a nice capturing you did,Chris.
sunny (3068) 2004-11-07 5:11
Clear and sharp view, composed in lovely tight framing, Chris! :-) The flags are fine colourful details, bringing diversity and atmosphere to the shot. Very well done indeed!
PixelTerror (0) 2004-11-07 5:23
Hi Chris, superb weather on your entry to Cambodia, this nice peace of archtecture is a superb welcome to the country, your photo shows excellent details about it and the light is fine revealing well the colors. Pity about the wires... Finally the flags add a colorful touch to the composition, nice shot !
papagolf21 (88259) 2004-11-07 6:12
Je suis toujours étonné par cette architecture, tout en dentelle ! Quel travail et quelle patience pour réaliser ces chefs d'oeuvre architecturaux.
Un dépaysement total !
La symétrie trouve toute sa place, ici.
Merci du partage, Chris.
jhm (142085) 2004-11-07 6:54
The three towers silhouette against the lovely blue sky Chris, and above the three flags of Cambodia gives a very nice composition. The gray colour tints of the towers, is soft and lovely. Thanks for posting.
Aegean (2571) 2004-11-07 7:12
Don't bother about the wires Chris:-) A very well seen and captured view with excellent sharpnes and colors. The contrast of the flags on the sky is a nice touch!
manny (21833) 2004-11-07 8:00
Very nice. The light blue backdrop makes the model stand out. I also like the way the flags are proudly spreading out. As usual, you accompanied your pic with a very informative note.
Oldtree (2457) 2004-11-07 8:03
Ok then, I will remove the wires in my mind. Nice idea with the flags and the original one in the same picture. Well composed, Chris. Thanks for sharing.
nwoehnl (122) 2004-11-07 9:18
Good symmetry and a strong graphical quality in this photo of the border gate, Chris. The wiring, while being a bit of an eyesore from an aesthetic perspective, can also be seen as a piece of realism, thus eliminating the need for a multi-hour Photoshop session. The flags add delightful dashes of color to what would otherwise have been a blue-gray affair. Well done.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-11-07 9:52
Great pic here, I like the roof type shots, it is one of your trade mark pics, to eliminate the main body of the building and to take the roof. Great work everytime, well done
maphoto (8082) 2004-11-07 11:12
Very nice Chris, the flags gives the necessary boost to this composition standing nicely above these towers, nice architectural shot. I'm not sure about the categorie "Nature" though.
Always interesting to see pictures from many places from you, good work.
avigur_11 (22077) 2004-11-07 16:36
It might take a long time to clone these cables, Chris, so don't be sorry for that.
But still a very good shot, with very interesting details of architecture and good colors. I think that it wouldn't be the same without the flags Good shot.
Spoony (3539) 2004-11-08 5:44
Thanks for sharing this adorable TE moment.
Very very interesting photo. So many cultural!
Well done Chris.
bpelvan (3798) 2004-11-08 13:49
I didn't know the national flag thing Chris. It's so interesting. Very good framed and sharp picture. All the details are clear of this beautiful architecture. Well done and thanks for sharing...
sergio1 (12152) 2006-11-09 17:52
Magnific compo to this temple. I don't know cambodia, but i hope know this country for your picture.
Extraordinay lights and expossure.