Day 15~ May 15th~ Cambodia

the trees of ta prohm

Nature always finds a way to erode away human traces on its surfaces around the planet. In the temples of Angkor Wat, like in this old one in Ta Prohm, nature’s ways are not very subtle. The magnificent banyan trees just march over the great temples with their large trunks and extend their roots to wrap them around the great rocks and squeeze them till they simply fall apart under the intense pressure. And no matter how many times humans try to cut the trees and free the ruins, the trees just keep coming back. Such are the mysterious ways of the jungle temples of Cambodia. In these places you don’t have to squint or extend your arms to try and feel any energies or vibrations of mystery, because it all stares you straight in the face and if you stand there long enough, it just might warp you in its powerful grip.

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  1. Wow, intensely grasping my curiosity to be there and feel..

  2. Wow! I think this tree is dancing and the earth is too small.

  3. Wow … Amazing shot. The texture amplifies the interaction between the tree and the building.

  4. Excellent picture, Mimo – both the tree and the buildings are superb, and mono is the 101% right choice here! Adrian

  5. excellent photo, the film look a bit worn down and deteriorated, but its a nice addition to the affect of the image

  6. Mimo such an echanting place, i’m overwhelm!!! thanks for sharing Nonoy Manga

  7. Hi,
    There are some truly magnificent ancient sites around in the area. 🙂

  8. What a fabulous and unique pic! When I first glanced at it, I thought “Alien” from another solar system. LOL 🙂 And this is amazing>> “extend their roots to wrap them around the great rocks and squeeze them till they simply fall apart under the intense pressure.”

  9. Impressive image! Nature always proves us that is the great architect and greatest painter in the universe.
    I wish you a happy weekend! 🙂

  10. Love trees and this one is amazing. It actually looks like is petting the roof of that house!

  11. These banyan trees really are magnificent. I always marvel when I see photos like this where they are slowly taking over.

  12. mimo: I like to post “No Comments” for a few of your pictures of kids in these war-torn countries…Is that possible?

  13. That was a scary picture that proved your point beautifully.

  14. Very good Mimo… I like the aged look of the photo..

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