Friday, January 22, 2010

CAMBODIA | The Artist within the Ruins

One can see so many inspiring artist within the site of the ruins.

This is an art on its own, the reddish sandstone plus the green moss had turned this facade into an art.

Just look at those paintings, yeap, paintings, hand painted on site, those are no photos, no, not that guy on the left, those thing on the canvas on the front right that is.

Look at this sketch, or doodle, or call it whatever you want.

Another close-up, by a different artist, inspect those details.

Another artist seeking for inspiration?

But, what I found more interesting is the photo below, perhaps an engraving done hundred of years ago, by some inspiring artistic lovebirds.

Maybe someone could decipher this coded encryption.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

SIEM REAP | Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei is about an hour journey by tuk-tuk from Siem Reap, passing thru the local villages, experiencing the lush greens of the countryside.

Banteay Srei means, citadel of the women, or citadel of beauty.

The facade is bit reddish due to the material used for the structure, i.e. red sandstone.

Banteay Srei is famous for it's meticulously detalied workmanship, just as shown in the photo, just to show a sample.

A close-up of one of the remnants.

Monday, January 04, 2010

SIEM REAP | Along the way ..

The first Monday in the first week of 2010, schools re-opened, new and not so new students will be going to school and colleges.

Roads will obviously be busier than usual.

But when I was in Siem Reap, Cambodia, I don't think there is such a heavy traffic jam. As most of the road users are either on two-wheeled or three-wheeled vehicles, hence they can just manoeuvre easily on the road.

Just look at the gas station above, it's almost deserted, but I like this "aura" looks like those in the film. This photo was taken whilst on a moving tuk-tuk (3-wheeled vehicle) along the bumpy and dusty road here.

Some might prefer riding those cosy air-conditioned tour buses. But at this time around I prefer the local tuk-tuk, feeling the cool air brushes your faces, smelling the fresh aroma of the countrysides's air, and hearing those bells and whistles of Cambodia.

After about an hour or so on the bumpy road, you then reached the destination with a gleeming smiles from the local traders.

One of the hand painted signage, I think it says something about WC or thereabout.

Friday, January 01, 2010

BRISBANE | The City Centre

To start off the new year, here are some photos of Brisbane's City Centre.

A pedestrian passing by one of the well-known kiosk in the city centre, also known as the meeting point area.

One can get lotsa stuff here, from newspaper to magazine, mobile top-ups to travel card top-ups and also lottery tickets etc.

A modern looking building with a clear blue sky in the background.

Get your healthy dose of snack here, get some juice or you can even just get the fresh fruits.

Hungry Jack's can be found located at one of the premises in the city centre, and you do not want to disturb Jack if he's hungry, not to mention Jack's uncle, nor Jack's grandpa nor Jack's house mate nor Jack's cousin's schoolmate's next door neighbour's nephew!

Now, something that colours up the city centre with a fancy balloon sculpturist. They can bend and squeeze the balloons into beautiful art, but not for those with fainted heart, who cannot stand to hear the popping of the balloons.