Monthly Archives: February 2011

a vignette

These three pieces are seriously compatible with modern life despite their relative antiquity.  The coffer (odd word, we know) would fit beautifully into a small dining room or a hall or beside a bed.  It could even be  a desk.  … Continue reading

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perspective

By the way, if the general level of congested signage that’s common to Hong Kong streets sprung up on any Australian street it would likely be condemned as ‘visual pollution’ ! Hong Kong just wouldn’t be itself though any other way and … Continue reading

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street life, hong kong

To the left is a view down a very typical Kowloon-side street, crowded with people and traffic. One street on this mainland side of the Territory of HongKong looks much like another and, to the right, is a view looking up … Continue reading

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home again

It’s (nearly) always good to get away and it’s definitely always great to come home!  This was a particularly hard road trip, nothing went to plan.  We ended not going through to Turkey and the work in China was decidely challenging but, … Continue reading

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we’re leaving on a jet plane…

tonight and we’ll be back… soon.  There’ll probably be no time for idle chatter while we’re on the road but there’ll be a lots to share when we get back. A bientot !

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close up

This image is probably bigger than it ought to be but it gives you  the opportunity of a closer-up look at the second largest of the Cambodian buddhas that are  imaged on our website under statues.  See that there are quite … Continue reading

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OMG!

I have not been paying attention to just how fast time is travelling through the year ! I glance at the calendar on the computer and realise it’s only a week away and we will be on our way to … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year

It’s now the eve of Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rabbit.  I haven’t checked exactly what that means but fecundity and fruitfulness come to mind.  The image is of some lanterns that were hanging out on our front … Continue reading

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Prelude

Something of a prelude to the 5 buddhas en route to the site – but this beautiful figure dates from around 800AD (or CE if you prefer) when Cambodia was still Hindu culturally.  They certainly can carve !

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