My Photograph of the Day: Ta Prohm Ruins
The ruins of another courtyard at Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat Archeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

My Photograph of the Day: Ta Prohm Ruins

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.

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My Photograph of the Day: Arch of Septimus Severus
A view of the Arch of Septimius Severus with the church Santi Luca e Marina in the background.

My Photograph of the Day: Arch of Septimus Severus

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…

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My Photograph of the Day: Cleft in the Rocks
Red Rocks and a cleft in the cliffs at Palatki Cliff Dwellings, Sedona, Arizona.

My Photograph of the Day: Cleft in the Rocks

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. 

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Photograph of the Day: Collapse
Collaspe of one of the gates into Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat Archeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Photograph of the Day: Collapse

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.

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My Photograph of the Day: Tomb Raider Door
Doorway at Ta Prohm made famous by the Tomb Raider movie. Angkor Wat Archeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

My Photograph of the Day: Tomb Raider Door

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!

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