Saturday, February 16, 2013

2013, Day 47 - Bad omen

Ta Keo may look like some of the other temple in Angkor but it is quite different.  Where time has stolen the beauty of the others Ta Keo lacked the carvings and fine details that adorned the others.  It was abandoned incomplete when lightning struck one of the towers.  The displeasure of the gods was enough to halt all work on the ill-aspected structure despite being relatively close to completion.  Today there is a shrine in the central temple but who knows prayers offered there will be answered.

Canon 1D X, Canon 16-35/f2.8L Mark II
16mm, f8, merged layers of 1/60, 1/15, and 1/8 sec @ 100 ISO

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