Photographer's Note

‘Angkor - Towards Pre Rup’

Taken in about the same place as my very first photo of this temple.
Although Pre Rup is not the most famous or most beautiful temple in Angkor, I found remarkably few photos of it on TE.

Can you imagine that at the beginning of last century this temple was completely overgrown and covered with soil?
In the 1930’s the French George Trouvé and Henri Marchal have excavated Pre Rup.

I must confess that despite the fact that Angkor is known to many for its once overgrown temples, the current picture is often very different.
I had always imagined temples and structures overgrown by the jungle. The best known example of a temple in Angkor where the trees are growing out of the ruins is the Ta Prohm Temple.
But in many places in the huge domain of Angkor you actually see a fairly well-maintained park landscape, almost like a city park.

The question is of course: what is a ‘jungle’ and what is a ‘tropical forest’?
I think these concepts are often confused.
Frankly, I’ve never seen a jungle in Angkor. But I did see trees and plants growing on top of the ruins and where the soil was usually removed so that only the roots and trunk remained.

Not that Angkor would therefore be less interesting ...

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5437 W: 17 N: 13179] (52828)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2020-02-03
  • Esposizione: 1/21 secondi
  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-07-02 23:34
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