Broken temples, broken statues

Visiting the temples of Angkor I saw many broken things: temples, statues, trees. Different periods of time left their mark with various broken elements. Fallen temples recaptured by nature, only to have the trees cut down and be recaptured by man – to have nature take control again.

What was always refreshing however was the spirit of the people, amidst the broken temples were smiling children.


You can also see my post on Great expectations for Angkor.

4 Replies to “Broken temples, broken statues”

  1. Cambodia has such a difficult, violent history and I think the children smiling among the broken statues is the perfect metaphor for the resilience and beauty the country has shown

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