How closely have we ever looked at walls?
This is part of a wall at Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
Undoubtedly, the blocks forming the wall have a rough texture.
More than that, it is astonishing to see that the blocks have half joints – not only on one end, but on both ends.
Understand the blocks in Mayan structures also have the same joints. I suppose this is to increase the interlocking between blocks, giving more stability.
This means the workers had to accurately carve out the joints so that they perfectly fit the ones on the left and the right. That’s astonishing!
Here are two more images showing not only the texture of the wall; but also that of the gigantic tree roots.
The tree roots have a smoother texture.
When viewed with the rougher but more regular pattern of the wall, they seem to be in harmony.
No doubt, Angkor Wat is a showcase of “Texture”.
It’s so disturbing to see these half joints even more when we know that several distant civilizations used that techniques!
It is more intriguing to see the half joints in Mayan’s massive blocks when those walls were built so many centuries ago. The civilization seem to be lost but the thought of using half joints remain!
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AMAZING! Only your all-seeing eye could have brought the half joints to our attention! On some of the statues are portrayed figures with 6 fingers and 6 toes on their hands and feet.
You are also very observant too! Thank you, Liz!
the tree roots are amazing! When I looked at the first ‘root’ picture, I thought it was someone lying down with their legs propped upon the tree trunk and their arm dangling on the ground.
I must admit that it is quite a strangely shaped tree/ root. Regards, Michael
I absolutely love these! They are stunning! And perfect for this challenge! I haven’t been commenting much lately as I’ve been very busy, but am keeping up with you and love what you are putting out on the blogs-a-sphere! Have a beautiful weekend Michale!
Many thanks for the comment, despite of your busy commitment! Thank you 🙂
These pics are very interesting. I would love to see more of your photos of Angkor Wat. From what I’ve seen on TV, it is full of mystery and unusual beauty.
Hi, I would p[ost some more from time to time. Regards, Michael
I enjoy photographing textures, too. These are indeed lovely!
Glad that you like the images. Thank you, beijas 🙂
Love it! Your challenges make me focus on the foundations every time!
Yeah, sometimes you have to look at the lower part too 🙂
When did you say you’re going, Michael …?
We went there a few years back. Thought it was Summer and it was just too hot.
Glad that you like the images. Thank you 🙂
Good demonstration if texture.
Thank you, friendlytm 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Hopefully I can see Angkor WAt soon! Lovely images as always!
Glad that you will be able to visit it in person soon. Regards, Michael
Interesting pictures, Michael. Mysterious too, I think.
Yes, they appear somewhat mysterious. have a great week!
Awesome photos! A fascinating place Michael 🙂
Thank you for the kind comment! Regards, Michael
beautiful images as always 🙂
many thanks for the nice words, Jennifer!
Thanks for visiting and liking my blog. I love your photography. You made me want to visit that Medieval town in the south of France.
You are welcome. Regards, Michael
Great to hear from you. Have a great weekend!
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