Thursday, March 12, 2015

Panoramic: Ankor Thom

Ankor Thom

I have such fond memories of my lone backpacking days in Spring 2008. All the places I visited left a huge impression on me and I'll always have a soft spot for South East Asia.

When you watch movies and see pictures of these places, you're missing a lot of context to these places compared to you actually being there in person.

These structures are massive!

I'll wager each and every stone block placed weighted a few hundred pounds.  These structures have stood strong for hundreds and hundreds of years because of it.

These faces are as big as I am or bigger at times.  I can't imagine craving into something that dense and heavy but they are all over the place!

I love this statue and alter!