It was never supposed to be easy to reach the highest and holiest level of the Angkor Wat
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saxo042 (37262) 2007-06-13 4:03
A good photo and a funny picture. Was it really possible to climb these stairs?
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happypoppeye (4817) 2007-07-12 5:20
Great perspective Gert. I remember all too well climbing some of these steps at Angkor on our first day only to look down at the top and ask - how are we going to get down (thnk god for the set with the railing at the back). I honestly cannot believe more people don't get hurt there. Good color and composition in this shot. You caught just the right moment and interpreted perfectly with the title.
fanni (14377) 2008-12-11 12:04
Hej again, Gert,
I've come back to looking through your photogallery again, just like some time ago. It seems I have sort of missed this photo! It looks impressive because of the POV: the stairs look really VERY steep! I think it is possible to climb up the stairs... but it looks impossible to descend!
This is an interesting moment: the people looking at the stairs! perhaps, they are trying to solve a difficult task: "To climb or not to climb?" :)
I wonder if you tried to climb up, too?... There's nothing about this fact in the note ;)
Waylim (25186) 2009-03-29 23:51
Ah, me too stood there and watch as everyone trying to go up. It sure is not the weak. Why should it be easy to reach the holiest level. Somebody built it, all we have to do it climb it. Excellent shot, bring back much memories of this wonderful place. Nice soft light, I was here at noon, my photo was just average. Thanks.
Glint (6165) 2010-03-20 3:44
fascinating architecture.I like that you have captured the group of tourists looking up as this gives an extra sense of height. Thanks for sharing your travels with us all. It's what TE is about.
EstudioChispa (1902) 2013-08-29 14:23
I have a friend who departs soon for Asia. He is making a special side-trip to Cambodia. Angkor Wat is, of course, on his itinerary, but I have alerted him to all of your posted fotos from Cambodia, so he can consider other things to look for and other ways to shoot them. Your guidance is greatly appreciated!