<This post contains 2 photos> Here are two images which show trees growing close to stone structures in Angkor Wat. Some of the trees are tilted and inclined at a considerable angle. Understand trees like these will be removed for fear that they may topple and affect the integrity of the stone structures.
Don’t think I can leave this challenge without submitting another entry.
The castle structures are now approximately 80 years old.
In building this park, Joe and his family has labored for many years.
Showing these images in sepia bring me back to the 1930s. I have much joy in sharing them!
Green is my favourite color; it is most soothing to the eyes.
Urbanization and desertification are threats to the survival of green areas, although reforestation and green measures help to combat them. Still, there are considerable green areas all over the world – mainly in the form of hills, forests, country parks and gardens. The best green views are those associated with lakes, rivers, waterfalls and ponds.
People say there are 52 shades of green; whether you can see them depend on the location, season, latitude of the place. In the tropics and sub-tropics where there are lots of sunshine and many of the vegetation remain green throughout the year, the darker shade of green prevails. Further away from the equator, in the higher latitudes and especially in Spring, you can see a gradation of green, ranging from the light and yellowish green to the much darker shades.
I like looking at the green color in my travels; they always give me a sense of peace and tranquility. Below is a collection of green views from various locations around the world, which convey different atmosphere, that I hope you would enjoy:
This green view from the country side of Hong Kong, not far from where I live, remains my favourite, as I can always gaze out of my window to have a good look at them, whenever I want to sooth my eyes. What a wonderful world (of green colors)! . . . . . . . . .
When we arrived, we realized it was a very picturesque crater lake of 1 km diameter, average 65m deep with no streams or springs feeding into it. The contained rain water is calm, crystal clear with lots of fauna surrounded by rain forest on the landside. The setting was quiet and tranquil.
We were entranced by the view as we sat out in the verandah of a pre-war built tea house overlooking the water and surrounding rainforest. . . . . life could not be more blissful than enjoying the view and at the same time sampling the delicious freshly baked scones and legendary Devonshire tea offered by the tea house.
We boarded a boat and began the tour around the lake. There were birds sitting out on dead tree trunks fallen over to the lake, pythons basking in the sun, ducks swimming happily, not forgetting to mention the variety of different types of trees and plants surrounding the lake. The lake exhibited a hue of vivid deep blue and it was just perfect – heavenly!
We then travelled on to the Paronella Park which was a dream park built by the Spaniard José Paronella in the 1930s; this was also the place where some of the Japanese animation were based. A Spanish castle and fountain were built by José near to the Mena Creek Falls. It was not difficult to imagine how gorgeous they were when the park was opened to the public in 1935. In the park, we also visited a cave with hundreds of bats hanging from the cave soffit. . . .what a sight!
It turned out that the whole trip offered a lot more than expected. . . . . another memorable trip with images infiltrated deep into our brains!