Wat Visonnarath, outside

17 06 2013

First, a gratuitous pic of TL.

still the prettiest

still the prettiest

Also the loveliest.

guardians

guardians

That roof is very much like the ones we saw in Cambodia nearly twenty years ago. I have memories of being told then that the dragons (or whatever they are) catch any unwanted demons that might slide down the roof. Or that could be a story I told myself.

new yet old

new yet old

That’s a better pic of the stupa I mentioned. Built in a much earlier style, damaged, looted and restored in 1932. I think the restoration was carried out by the French,

thighs of steel

thighs of steel

— words & pictures by Elizabeth

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