In the Angkor Wat temple, the walls are covered with more than two thousand apsaras, all of the different from each other. Each face has its own beauty and expression; every move is different.
Wearing glittering silk tunics, sequinned tops and elaborate golden headdresses, they execute their movements with great deftness and deliberation, knees bent in plié, heels touching the floor first at each step, coy smiles on their faces. Every position has its own particular symbolism – a finger pointing to the sky, for instance, indicates “today”, while standing sideways to the audience with the sole of the foot facing upwards represents flying.
Picture was taken just after sunrise, which lends a warm yellowish glow to these walls which are facing the sun.
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ACL1978 (7511) 2014-03-08 7:07
Hi May - Interesting detail from Angkor Wat, and impressively preserved (or restored?) I feel as though I rarely see details such as this, in favor more often of exterior shots of the famous temple. Thanks for showing me the inside!
lousat (93776) 2014-03-08 14:44
Hi May,absolutely great this close up looking for the details of these old decoration from the Angkor temples,great idea and top class result,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
mirosu (16273) 2014-03-09 6:21
Excellent detail photo famous Angkor Wat temple in perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions. Well done.
abmdsudi (55722) 2014-03-10 7:51
This image is particularly fascinating, a very high level of artistry steeped in history, well worn and ancient. The skill these people had is amazing. Lots of intricate elements to look at and the wonderful of golden light. I think you have done your best here. Awesome capture, TFS
batalay (39309) 2014-03-10 12:09
It's been awhile since we've been on Trekearth at the same time. I know I haven't been very good about it lately. This is a gorgeous detail shot from Angkor Wat, with the delicate carvings on full display. Shortly after sunrise, or shortly before sunset are indeed the best times to capture scenery with the best light.
I hope you and your family are well.
jmdias (65659) 2015-07-18 2:47
I love carvings like this and this sample is fantastic and well photographed. excellent quality of image and special view of the ancient art in this part of the world. TFS.