Angkor Wat


Angkor and Ozymandius – The West Gate

“He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings…” Daniel 2:20 This is probably my favourite gate into the old city of Angkor Thom. It’s almost always deserted, and is incredibly atmospheric and mysterious. This was once the entrance to the downtown of the largest city in the world. Put in that […]


Sua Prat at night – Siem Reap, Cambodia

There were quite the New Year’s goings on this evening within the walls of the old city of Angkor Thom. I didn’t feel like shouldering a tripod on our moto, so I spun the ISO knob and rocked the handheld, like a novice. It was only my second time to see the temples lit up […]

Wat Phu near pakse

Old tree, ancient stone – ដើម​ ឈើ ចាស់, ថ្ម បុរាណ។

On a work trip to Laos last month, Emily and I took a morning to go see Wat Phu. Wat Phu’s an ancient temple on the banks of the Mekong in Laos. The temple’s pretty cool. It’s partway up a mountain, right at the base of some huge stone cliffs. And the whole thing has […]

Long forgotten temple Ta Prom

I thought this looked like something out of Apocalypse Now. Or maybe a live action version of The Jungle Book. Ta Prohm at Angkor. A word of advice to the intrepid Angkor explorer; skip the “sunset at Angkor Wat” experience that everyone recommends. It’s way overrated. You’ll be experiencing a quiet, serene sunrise with approximately […]

Dawn at Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap

Braving the Sunrise

For some reason, when Emily & I were temple-hopping in Siem Reap a few weeks ago, we decided to try to experience experience at Angkor Wat. Foolhardy, yes. Touristy, check. I can’t even remember why we even attempted it. Sunrise at Angkor is a mainstay for the intrepid Temple tourist; which means that literally thousands […]

A carved sandstone apsara gazes down upon the millenia of ruin around her at the Bayon, Siem Reap.

Smiling through the centuries…..

Smiling down through the centuries—coy, enigmatic, inscrutable—this carved apsara contemplates the passing millenia, watching the centuries unfold and the surrounding temple decay. Please feel free to share my images—they are meant to be seen! Use them for your non-profit, on your blog, for fun and the like, but please link to and give credit […]

The Khmer Angorian tempel of Bayon; known as the Mona Lisa of South East Asia.

Bayon Panorama: The Mona Lisa of Southeast Asia

Stepping back from the fame of the enigmatic, ambiguous faces, the Bayon is pretty impressive from afar. 9 photo HDR panorama, stitched in Photoshop’s photomerge feature. Please share my images—they are meant to be seen! Use them for your non-profit, on your blog, for fun and the like, but you must link to and […]

Sunset at Baphuon, Angkor Thom, Siem Riep; the king's personal temple.

Sunset at Baphuon – ប្រាសាទបាពួន

When we were visited Siem Reap last month, we decided to skip the massive crowds watching the sunset at Angkor Wat and Banteay Chmar. Instead we snuck up to the top of this massive pyramid. It was closed, so I talked the guard into giving tacit permission for us to let us up. It was […]

Jayavaraman the seventh staring down through the years.

Face of an Ancient King- ជ័យវរ្ម័នទី៧

Dignified. Serene. Enigmatic. Powerful. His face is forever immortalized by hundreds of carvings, scattered throughout the temple, smiling down upon the passing centuries with a serene, meditative dignity. Bayon was built at the zenith of the Khmer Empire. It was built by Jayavaraman VII, who has possibly the coolest names of all time, and was […]