I don’t know how about you but me, I travel with my eyes. More often than not, it’s some picture or movie scene that decides where I go next time. When I get there, instead of reading the guidebook, I rather go to small stand with postcards. Guidebook has failed me many times, what is great for one person, to me may be unbearable due to crowds interrupting the place beauty. Other time, what guidebook barely spent time on describing, occurs to be the most amazing place on planet Earth to me. I know this for sure: pictures are my best compass.
I don’t remember when I saw the picture of the temple with towers wearing four faces but this picture landed deeply in my imagination. It sprouted, started to grow and till today, there is a quite big jungle in my head… Continue reading In search of Bayon faces – part I→
“When the king goes out, troops lead the escort; then come flags, banners and music. Palace women, numbering from three to five hundred, wearing clothes decorated with flowers, with flowers in their hair, hold candles in their hands, and form a troupe. Even in broad daylight, the candles are lit. Then come other palace women, carrying lances and shields; then the king’s private guards; then carts drawn by goats and horses, all in gold. After that ministers and princes mounted on elephants, and in front of them one can see, from afar, their innumerable red umbrellas. After them come the wives and concubines of the king, in palanquins, carriages, on horseback and on elephants. They have more than one hundred parasols, flecked with gold. Behind them comes the sovereign, standing on an elephant, holding his sacred sword in his hand. The elephant’s tusks are encased in gold.”Continue reading Angkor – Gallery→