- Back from School -
 

I am standing in one of the crossroads of the city of Battambang, the streets are busy, but at some point the traffic increases dramatically, the school ended for the day, a sea of motorbikes and bicycles flood the streets.

 

 

 

 

 

Battambang - Cambodia

                             June   2015

- Desert Street -
 
The road in front of the Royal Palace were closed, two monks walking towards me talking, today is Sunday people took to the streets to enjoy the afternoon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Phonm Penh - Cambodia

                             June   2015

- Running Girl -
 

Sunday afternoon is the city center is bustling with people. In the parks of the city children play together and run.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Phnom Penh - Cambodia

                             June   2015

- Temple's Windows -
 

An interesting point of view on the enchanting temple of Bayon, in the heart of Cambodia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Angkor Thom 

Siem Reap Province - Cambodia

                             June   2015

- The School Bus -
 

Honestly I have tried to have the opportunity to take this photo from a couple of days. I was looking for an example of how a motorbike can be loaded with people. The best time turned out to be at 1pm when some scooters become the school buses to take home students,

 

 

 

Battambang - Cambodia

                             June   2015

Cambodia

The official name is the Kingdom of Cambodia and in Khmer as "ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា" (Preăh Réachéanachâk Kâmpŭchéa), often shortened to just Kampuchea that derives from the Sanskrit word Kambuja or "Golden Land" or "Land of Peace and Prosperity". A land of great history and traditions, with its immense stone temples in the jungle, and the royal golden palaces in the cities.

 

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- Sunrise in Angkor -
 
Are 5:00 am, the sun has not yet risen, but the sky is an explosion of colors, the light hits the clouds that seem to catch fire. The black silhouette of the temple of Angkor Wat stands under this show of colors. Another day begins in the largest religious monument in the world.
 
 

Angkor Wat -  Siem Reap Province - Cambodia                                                                                                    June  2015

- The Stone Face -
 

At the center of the city of Angkor Thom stands the magnificent Bayon, the temple of the smiling gods. It is as popular with visitors as Angkor Wat and masses of tourists are pushed through the huge structure with it's 54 towers containing over 200 large faces of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. 

 

 

Angkor Wat - Siem Reap Province

Cambodia

                             June   2015

- The Bowels of Bayon -
 
The air inside the tunnels of the temple is cool compared to outside. Exploring the inner sections of the temple of Bayon is like being transported back in time, the old stones, become dark by the centuries seem to be hovering over one another. Strong daylight filters in the gaps between the stones above, creating game of light.
 
 
 
 
Angkor Wat - Siem Reap Province - Cambodia                June  2015
- Ta Prohm -
 
Ta Prohm is the modern name of the temple, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found. Trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor's most popular temples with visitors. UNESCO inscribed Ta Prohm on the World Heritage List in 1992
 
 
Angkor Wat - Siem Reap Province - Cambodia                June  2015
- Purple Sunrise -
 
The sun has not yet risen, the sky is completely pink, the haze and clouds capture the light of the sun, the show is magnificent, the dark silhouette of the old temple stands out in this background that looks like a painting.
 
 
 
 
 

Angkor Wat - Siem Reap Province

Cambodia

                             June   2015

- Prasat Bayon -
 

Arriving on a motorbike, the shape of the temple appear through trees and vegetation, the sun has just risen and the light is still golden. It is still early, the temple is almost deserted, the towers with smiling faces invested by the rays of the sun, set against a blue sky. The temple sits at the exact center of Angkor Thom.

 

 Angkor Thom 

Siem Reap Province - Cambodia

                             June   2015

- Bayon Faces -
 
Bayon is known for its huge stone faces of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, with one facing outward and keeping watch at each compass point. The curious smiling image, thought by many to be a portrait of Jayavarman himself. There are 51 smaller towers surrounding Bayon, each with four faces of its own.
 
 
Angkor Thom - Siem Reap Province - Cambodia                June  2015
- Portrait of Child -
 
"Only Photography has been able to divide the human life in a series of moments, each of which has the value of an entire existence." E.M.
 
 
 
 
 
Angkor Wat - Siem Reap Province - Cambodia                June  2015
- Human Portrait -
 
What do you think is the world's most recognisable container of information? It's the human face. We are constantly reading each other and responding.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Angkor Wat 

Siem Reap Province - Cambodia

                             June   2015

- Brother & Sister -
 

Great moment between brother and sister playing together, who have just realized that I was just taking pictures of them they both gave me a beautiful smile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phnom Penh - Cambodia

                             June   2015

- Cambodian Children -
 
During many of my travels around the world, I unfortunately saw how the lifestyle changes according to the site. I realized that being children and the definition of childhood changes. Traveling in countries still underdeveloped, I saw with my own eyes the dark side of childhood, children forced to work since very small, begging, stealing, and the list goes on and on.
 

Angkor Wat

Siem Reap Province - Cambodia

                             June   2015

- The Guardians -
 

In one of the bridges of the immense complex of Angkor Wat, a line of soldiers stone keeps an eye on the great mass of tourists that invade the area every day. The faces of stone have a hard and proud look..... but not all, at least one of them smiles to passersby.

 

 

 

 Angkor Thom 

Siem Reap Province - Cambodia

                             June   2015

- Monk's Walk -
 
It's not even 7 am, the ancient temples is already crowded with tourists, many, like me, are here before sunrise. The sun is still low, a group of monks moving slowly towards the temple.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Angkor Wat

Siem Reap Province - Cambodia

                             June   2015

- History vs Nature -
 

One of the icons of the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples throughout Cambodia, on the one hand for its extraordinary architecture and in the other to the fact that for decades the surrounding jungle is reclaiming its space . This place is almost magical, huge trees that over time have unhinged walls and moved enormous stones, some sections of the temple are now reduced to a pile of rubble by the extraordinary clinging roots. Many restoration and recovery have been made and many still in progress.

A constant struggle between the man who tries to preserve their history and nature that tries to wants his space.

 

 

                              Angkor Thom - Siem Reap Province - Cambodia                                                                                                      June  2015