Images from Angkor Wat

Lately, there are too many things bothering me, those who have been reading my posts may already knew some of them.
I need some positive energy to get back into blogging, but before that I can only retrieve some photos and prepare some quick posts.

The images we got from Angkor Wat are just amazing. Given that many of the structures were built from stone blocks and stacked together, some of the resulting structures can be quite angular too.DSC_0165 Here is an example.

Please enjoy!

Haunted Hill of Crosses

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This must be one of the most Haunted Places of the World:DSC_0258

The Hill of Crosses  is a site of pilgrimage about 12 km north of the city of Šiauliai, in northern Lithuania. The precise origin of the practice of leaving crosses on the hill is uncertain, but it is believed that the first crosses were placed on the former Jurgaičiai or Domantai hill fort after the 1831 Uprising.Over the centuries, not only crosses, but giant crucifixes, carvings of Lithuanian patriots, statues of the Virgin Mary and thousands of tiny effigies and rosaries have been brought here by Catholic pilgrims. The exact number of crosses is unknown, but estimates put it at about 55,000 in 1990 and 100,000 in 2006.

To be honest, I didn’t feel very pleasant when I walked over the hill from one end to the other and back.

Nevertheless, I am happy to share this image which maybe the best picture  took over there.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle ( Lone Fisherman at Sea)

The Old Man and the Sea?

Not sure, but this is a picture taken by my classmate (YM Chan) of a fisherman in traditional hat fishing on a sampan.10497386_896122327071575_3328287306884987397_o

The sea was sparkling – there were twinklings reflected from the sea.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone But Not Forgotten

 

The invasion of the “barbarians” is gone.

The soldiers and generals that once protected the residents from the invasion are gone too.DSCF2664

For thousands of years, the Great Wall stands as a witness to past battles.

It stands there to remind the world of the past events which will never be forgotten.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone, But Not Forgotten

These shoes on the Danube Bank remind me of people who are gone but not forgotten.DSCF0179

Here is an introduction from the Wikipedia on the shoes:

The composition entitled ‘Shoes on the Danube Bank’ gives remembrance to the people shot into the Danube during the time of the Arrow Cross terror. The sculptor created sixty pairs of period-appropriate shoes out of iron. The shoes are attached to the stone embankment, and behind them lies a 40 meter long, 70 cm high stone bench. At three points are cast iron signs, with the following text in Hungarian, English, and Hebrew: “To the memory of the victims shot into the Danube by Arrow Cross militiamen in 1944–45. Erected 16 April 2005.” (Source: MTI, Saturday, April 16, 2005.)DSCF0180

They also remind me of the people who were shot dead in Nanjing in WWII and their bodies were thrown into the river.