My Photograph of the Day is 'Ta Prohm Ruins.' Taken on Christmas Day in Siem Reap, Cambodia at Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm is perhaps the most famous temple complex in the area. The temple is partially reclaimed by the surrounding jungle and was used in the Tomb Raider movie series.
This past summer we met our daughter in Rome Italy. She had spent a year teaching English in South Korea, so we decided since she hadn't been to Europe that we would meet in Rome and travel around for a couple of weeks. On our third day in Rome, we finally made it to the Roman Forum! When I was…
Driving around on the dirt road just southwest of Sedona, one sees a lot of beautiful rock formations. This is of course why Sedona is famous, the red rock and the new age shops that line the main drag in downtown Sedona. But just as famous as the red rock formations, the trails and the hiking, and the new age crystals are the ancient ruins of ancestors of the native peoples of the area.
After spending most of the day visiting various sites within Angkor Wat, we finally came to the location that I had been anxious to visit, Ta Prohm. Here at this temple complex the jungle had encroached and reclaimed the ruins, with many of the buildings having collapsed from disrepair and the growing trees.
Ta Prohm had always been on my list of places to visit. However, since the Tomb Raider movies, it has been made famous, especially this particular location with Ta Prohm. It is here that Laura Croft character comes out of the ruins. And so, on the day of my visit, the place was crowded with tourist, all vying for a spot to take this iconic photograph. But I beat the crowd, and got this shot before they all showed up to take their selfies!