Ta Phrom, Cambodia
The following info in was obtained from this site:
Surrounded by the jungle, this temple was built by the king Jayavarman VII (1180-1220) and it was dedicated to his mother.
Being one of the largest sites in Angkor, itís amazing to see now how the Nature took over the place. Centenary trees strangling the buildings, in a powerful way.
Some numbers about this place:
Ta Phrom owned 3,140 villages.
It took 79,365 people to maintain the temple (among them 18 priests, 2,740 officials, 2,202 assistants and 615 dancers)!
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CliffW (2377) 2005-04-18 1:18
Nhiem, while both trees have the same perspective, I think I'd prefer just to see more of the B&W one on the right. I really like the exposure levels on the trunk on that one, and I feel like it's competing for space. It's a good attempt to create something different though. It may have worked better if it were the same tree on the left.
wishnugaruda (1305) 2005-06-18 9:59
I like your Photo very much,
I would have been happy, if I found such a nice postcard in Cambodia to send it to friends.
It is a good idea, perhaps I also make a kollage with some of my own photos.
and all the best for you from Germany
Sabine - wishnugaruda
easybob (0) 2005-07-01 13:20
Hi Mr Nhiem,
i don't like very much to give my opinion on the work of other people but in your case, i sincerely congratulate you for the beauty of your photographies.
But, in my opinion, your work is to much "post cards" style. I don't think that vietnam is just a huge post card. I don't know exactly was is your goal in photography but i suggest you to try some other way to express what your country means to you.
But just remember i think your work is an expression of pure beauty. Congratulations.