- ramthakur (55875)
- [2006-10-11 11:12]
Though the Indian name you have mentioned in your note does not strike a bell of recognition (maybe it is a name in one of the many regional languages of India I may not be familiar with), I think I know the tree by its looks. Yes, it is a great pest for old buildings and sprouts out of small chinks and cracks in the walls. That it grows that big in the Angkor Wat complex amazes me.
This picture has a great documentary value on both counts -- the nature of the tree and its impact on the site of this ancient heritage.
I guess you couldn't do anything about the white sky under the prevailing weather conditions.
it's a marvelous and magic place, I love this place. First I thought it was at Ta Prohm, but there are also other places where the vegetation is original. I love to see what this mighty trees can do with the buildings.
I hope you also enjoyed your stay at Angkor as much as I did. Were you flying from BKK to Siam Reap? We went there by car, it was horrible, the streets are so bad and we had to go 7 hours from the border to our hotel in Siam Reap. At the border we had to wait about 2 1/2 hours in that hot room, brrrrrr!
When we returned back to Thailand, it was for me like coming home, so cultivated and comfortable ;-) Many greetings to you from Germany, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-10-12 6:56]
Amazing how the tree grows so big over the temple. Very interesting shot. Well shown!
- pablominto (14563)
- [2006-10-12 8:22]
Quite amazing and you show the phenomenon well, my fiend!
Good sharp details...
- dew77 (13270)
- [2006-10-12 10:10]
Very interesting place.Well caught,framed and composed.Excellent note too.
- edal (1853)
- [2006-10-13 0:50]
A site that might be in TE and TN because it's a combination of ancient human activity and contemporary flora. The pov is admirable and gives information on the place as a whole.
- flagman (2408)
- [2006-10-16 5:33]
Really interesting post! The building, which would normally detract from a nature photo, of course adds the interest because the roots are growing through it!
Amazing scene, thanks for sharing.
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2006-10-28 21:54]
Loved your explanation. Very educative.
This is also happening now, NOW, in Goa India.
Anyway, this is a great capture.
Well composed & presented.
The contrasts of the colours are well registered.