Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saturday Snapshot--April 16, 2011

This meme is hosted by Alyce from At Home With Books

To participate in Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken. Photos can be old or new, and can be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. All Alyce asks is that you don't post random photos that you find online.

I am keeping with the theme of last week's photo by choosing this photo of a tree growing on top of a wat (temple) in Siem Reap in northwestern Cambodia. I loved the few days we spent in Siem Reap, exploring the various wats, many of which are now overgrown with jungle.


That's my sister-in-law climbing on the right so it gives you a sense of the size of those tree roots!

17 comments:

Kay said...

Oh my goodness, what an interesting photo. Those tree roots are massive. Thanks for sharing it!

Mary said...

That is truly amazing!

Trish said...

Gosh those are some huge roots! I had to look again to see your sister.

Lee said...

What an incredible sight!

Cozy in Texas said...

Facinating picture.
Ann

Helen's Book Blog said...

Everyone--We saw a number of wats that had plants and trees growing out of them, it was extraordinary

Alyce said...

I hadn't realized how big that was so I'm glad you pointed out your sister-in-law. It looks like something out of Lord of the Rings.

Anne Bennett said...

Wow. I want to climb on this tree, too!

Aths said...

Wow, that's huge when seen in perspective! Great picture! I love these ancient (or not) temples that are as much a part of nature as humans.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

That is too cool; love the photo.

vithya velaithan said...

Love this picture, it looks really anazing.

Angie @ By Book or By Crook said...

Oh that is cool!!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Alyce--I have learned over the years that putting a person in a photo is so important to give perspective

Anne--we weren't sure climbing was allowed, but no one was around so...

Aths--Some of these temples were built about 1000 years ago so they are pretty old. Actually, the Cambodians have hired a Japanese firm to help restore them

Dieane, Vithya, and Angie--Siem Reap is one amazing place!

Leslie said...

That's amazing.. makes me feel really tiny.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Leslie--great observation. I definitely felt "small" at these temples, kind of like I do in a huge cathedral, but these temples include nature as well

Booksnyc said...

I found Cambodia fascinating - especially Ankor Wat. The trees are truly amazing!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Booksnyc--Cambodia is one of my favorite places that I have visited!