Wat Visonnarath, outside

17 06 2013

First, a gratuitous pic of TL.

still the prettiest

still the prettiest

Also the loveliest.



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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