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    Ancient buidings, castle, temples.

    No ancient temples, ruins in here? Let's start one.
    This is one of my best photos taken back in January 1997 with a compact p&s Nikon W35 Quatz date 35 mm film. (Anyone remember that camera?)
    I had no idea about photography at the time, but seeing many photographers jostled for best position just before sunset I decided to snap my own and it turned out my favourite.
    Angkor is one of the main attraction and amongst (up to) hundred of temples in the province - all within 1-2 hour drive of each other. Photographic opportunities are plenty, even for macro and abstracts.
    I can't wait to go back there arming with my Panasonic DMC-FZ20 and newly learned photographic knowledge.
    Anyone has any ancient buidings, castle, temple photos around the world to share?
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    This is a very good idea - I have thought it myself often - but don't have
    much that I could use to start it off - so I will watch this ith interest and maybe pop the odd thing in here and there
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    Too many temples...

    I have more than enough to poulate this thread from now to eternity. I'll start with this, though. A Buddha image, some 30-40 feet high overlooking a lake in western Thailand, near the border with Myanmar (Burma).
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    Or this...

    a detail from the Grand Palace, Bangkok. These chaps are about 30 inches tall.
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    Great shots guys. I love the detail in those temples.

    Not so glamorous and not sure if this counts as a building but it is ancient and it is man made........

    Silbury Hill..... Nr Avebury, Wiltshire

    Built about 4600 years ago, the largest man-made mound in prehistoric Europe. It stands 40 metres (130 feet) high and forms part of the Neolithic landscape around Avebury. It has a base circumference of over 500m (1640 feet) and is made up of nearly 340000 cubic metres (12 million cubic feet). It was constructed in several stages, the last one comprising six concentric steps covered with chalk rubble and soil. The top of the mound is flat.


    No one knows why it was built!

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    Quote Originally Posted by val123
    Great shots guys. I love the detail in those temples.

    Not so glamorous and not sure if this counts as a building but it is ancient and it is man made........

    Silbury Hill..... Nr Avebury, Wiltshire

    Built about 4600 years ago, the largest man-made mound in prehistoric Europe. It stands 40 metres (130 feet) high and forms part of the Neolithic landscape around Avebury. It has a base circumference of over 500m (1640 feet) and is made up of nearly 340000 cubic metres (12 million cubic feet). It was constructed in several stages, the last one comprising six concentric steps covered with chalk rubble and soil. The top of the mound is flat.

    No one knows why it was built!
    This looks like it could be part of a story line from The Holy Grail... Where the peasants are diging mud (for no particularily good reason) and castigating Arthur for supressing the lower classes...

    Or...maybe they had nothing better to do, and someone said "Hey! Before the Druids move into the neghborhood (several centuries from now) and start stacking stones, maybe we should leave our mark. "Hmmm what shall we do?... I have it!... Let's build a mountain!" And so they did...
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    You guys are making me want to go up to Mantezuma's Castle (which incidentally, has nothing to do with Montezuma or a castle) and Canyon De Chelly to shoot the cliff dwellers ruins from the Sinagua and Anasazi tribes.

    If we have members in the Mexico City and Yucatan regions, maybe we can get some neat (local) shots of Teotihuacan, Chichenitza, and Uxmal.

    A few months back, our own intrepid exporer, and Panasonic aficionado, John Reed, treked to the Andean "hills" and I think has pictures of Machu Picchu in his collection.

    Just because Europeans weren't living here, doesn't mean that there weren't some fairly advanced civilizations in the Americas.

    Should be fun.
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    It's time to revive this thread.

    Having recently visited my old homeland I have a new batch of photos of some ancient temples from the ancient land....
    Let's start with Preah Vihear Temple (11th-12th century), Cambodia.
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    Preah Vihear temple, Cambodia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carter2 View Post
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    These pictures require more attention as they are connected with the divine feelings of others!
    Are you saying posting these photos might offend some people's sensitivity?
    Not at all Carter2. The Cambodians are very superstitious and held their temples with reverence but sharing the photos isn't offensive to them. At any rate, they conduct daily religious matters are in modern day pagodas; these are ancients.
    Hundreds of shots are coming!
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