Sunday Stills the Next Challenge: 100 years +

Irene’s response to Ed’s Sunday Stills challenge – she credits my flash fiction as a little inspiration! 😀

Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)

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I read Marigold’s response to the 99 word flash fiction which immediately had me remembering my visit to Angkor Wat and surrounds. All well over 100 years old. Indeed this temple, Ta Prohm Temple, was constructed in the 12th and 13th century.

© irene waters 2015 © irene waters 2015

There are fewer Buddhist bas relief narratives here and one theory believes that much of it must have been destroyed by Hindu on the death of Jayavarman VII who had a period of rule where he undertook much building and public works.

© irene waters 2015 © irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015 © irene waters 2015

The encroaching trees are everywhere. Wikipedia tells of Angkor scholar Maurice Glaize who observed, “On every side, in fantastic over-scale, the trunks of the silk-cotton trees soar skywards under a shadowy green canopy, their long spreading skirts trailing the ground and their endless roots coiling more like reptiles than plants.”

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