Mom – The Last Night with You

I clearly remember all the details of spending that last night with you in the hospital.

I watched you suffered

as you moaned in pain.

I hold your hand endlessly, trying to ease your pain.

I asked for medical attention

but they did not come up with anything effective.

All I could do was to sit close by, praying for you.

In the morning, you went away and we have to part.

God finally eased your pain

but broke my heart.

 

Jiuzhaigou – Before and After the Recent Earthquake

It takes millions of years to create the picturesque environment of the beautiful lakes in Jiuzhaigou, China.

The placid and serene lakes there are known for their mirror like reflection. The water is so clear that you can see the bottom of the lakes.

Water with calcium in it flows through the area creating bund like structures and series of terraces.

The water is so blue as it has no living plants in there; trees fallen over in the lake are progressively calcified.

Now, everything is destroyed.

The waterfalls are gone, the bunds disappeared.

Perhaps, the area will never recover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The last two photos are from the news agencies to which credit is due.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth ( Angkor Wat)

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Here are two photos – one showing depth in the vertical direction while the second one shows it in the horizontal direction.

However, both were taken at Angkor Wat, Cambodia.DSC_0249

The first one was taken inside the temple , looking upwards to the sky.

The photo shows the stone construction of a light well with the masonry of a rough texture.DSC_0279

The second one shows a series of doorways leading from one chamber to another.

Please enjoy 🙂

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Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Texture

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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.DSC_0143A

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.DSC_0209A

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.DSC_0213A

No doubt…

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