Photographer's Note

This is the rooftop of a classical Khmer style monumental architecture on temples, palaces and important public buildings commonly seen in Cambodia. Perched on the peak of roof ridges, is the large graceful curving ornament called a chofa - an elongated ‘s’ shape hornlike finial which resembles the beak of a bird believed to represent mythical creature Garuda. This set of chofa grace Cambodia’s National Museum building in Phnom Penh, built in 1917 during the French colonial period. Please see workshop pics.

Setting: 135 mm, 1/125 sec, F20, ISO Raw 200, 0802 hrs

Additional pictures:
Workshop1: Cambodia's National Museum building in Phnom Penh, exemplifies a classical Khmer style of monumental architecture.

Workshop2: Roof with Chofas on top of Chan Chhaya Pavilion, part of the Royal Palace complex in Phnom Penh

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