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Saturday, 11 January 2014

Nature will over come # 1



At Angkor Wat, the trees are gargantuan.  They are reclaiming the land.  They are slowly ripping the buildings from its foundation.  What would happen if humans were wiped from the Earth...  Nature would over come and prevail.

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6 comments:

Raybeard said...

That deserves a 'Wow!' if anything does. There's no stopping nature. It'll go where it wants to go.

rusty duck said...

Amazing. If only someone had done the weeding, all those years ago.

Sol said...

Hey Ray, I have more pictures, but this one has a man in it to show how thick the roots are. Amazing isn't it.

Rusty Duck, they are still doing archaeological digs there, with open pits. It really is a special place. especially when you compare it to Ayutthaya in Thailand, I wandered around there and imagined the King and I film the whole way around. Both are stunning and awe inspiring

rusty duck said...

I've only seen pictures of Angkor Wat, it's somewhere I'd love to see.. before the trees take over!

Sol said...

I first saw it in the Tomb Raider films, when Lara Croft is dropped out of a plane in a black Land Rover. There is a girl with jasmine at an opening of a temple where she swings back and forth and pierces the the icon to get the fragment to stop time and reverse it. Cambodia is a very special place to me. no only because it restored my faith in humans after being in Vietnam, which was hell on earth for me. But the people are so nice and the country is really starting to come forward as a huge tourist destination. it is also cheaper than Thailand. if you go, go for a while, we had 6 weeks Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. if I had my time over I would not go to Vietnam I would have done Myanmar and Laos.

Gillian said...

What an amazing picture. I'm sure I read somewhere that if humans suddenly left the planet, it would only take nature 50 years to completely reclaim the planet back. Or something. Not sure if I've got that totally right but it makes me pause and think. x