Wednesday, March 6, 2013

2013, Day 65 - Edifice

This is one of the stupas at Phnom Sampeau, the grim site of Battambang's killing caves.  I am often amazed how the Khmer Rouge turned so many places of startling beauty into places of mass murder.  It is as if they wanted to destroy all the beauty in their country, to drown out the magic with sorrow.  Ultimately it didn't work but along the way the destroyed countless lives; nevertheless the spirit of the Cambodian people endures and the country is recovering.

Canon 1D X, Canon 24-70/f2.8L Mark II
28mm, f4, 1/2000 sec @ 100 ISO

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