If you want to reach these floating villages, you just have to follow the Tonle Sap River from Phnom Penh upstream… .. no .. ..downstream … ..okay it really depends on dry and rainy season …
A special feature of the Tonle Sap River is that it changes its direction of flow during the rainy season.
Not only on the Tonle Sap Lake, but also on its tributaries you will find the floating villages.
During the rainy season, the water level can rise up to 6 meters in these rivers and flooding the large floodplain areas. Many villages on these rivers are then no longer accessible by land. But for that brings the flood nutrient mud on the rice fields and offers many species of fish a breeding ground.
“..the way to the bar? …upstream… …just follow the river… you can’t miss it! Enjoy!” was the advice of the nice guy on the first image. …and we did! We followed the Suoi Tien river in Mui Ne (Vietnam) and get rewarded by the beautiful landscape of the Red Canyon and a cold beer in this unique bar. Wow, what an unusual way to reach a bar… …walking through a river as the only way to get there!
You want a fun day? Just call the two sisters Yuliya and Nastya… …and start a photoshoot….
…press the button and enjoy. That’s all! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Ta Prohm is the modern name of the temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara. It was founded by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm is in much the same condition in which it was found.
The temple of Ta Prohm was used as a location in the film Tomb Raider.
But for me, the mystic and the spell of that place, is precise the spot where the story The Jungle Book took place. These temples, the jungle, the light, the temperature, the humidity… …and if you are really, really quite and listen really carefully, I’m sure you can hear that gentle echo of Mowgli and Baloo singing about the bare necessities. Promised. 🙂
I passed by this place at the M10 motorway in Moskshino (Tverskaja Region/Russia) for a hundred times without seen it… …and after I suddenly caught a glimpse of this spot through the trees in the evening sun, I was fascinated and I needed to now what it is.
THE SHIRE (Auenland) from ‘Lord of the Rings’ was my first thought! …but no Hobbits around… …so I dared to sneak around a little bit.
It turned out that this cubbyholes are used as a storage room. Covered all over with soil and overgrown by plants this storages offer a well tempered place for even storing groceries. Smart idea!
The original use in former times for this chambers was for charcoal burning. This is achieved by carbonising wood in a charcoal pile. And now, while I’m standing here, the round and organic shapes of this piles offers a picturesque landscape in this wonderful evening sun… …but still no Hobbits 😀 😀 …wait.. (and now for the most used questions in horror movies) ..what’s that noise?.. 🙂
St. Petersburg / Russia
For more than 10 years the WOWMOSAIC school have been engaged in mosaics and train this craft for all students and participants.
The school is based on the basis of the largest creative association of TAVR which joins the methods of teaching mosaic at the Academy of Arts ‘Repin’ and the Industrial Art Academy
‘Baron Stieglitz’ with real experience of a mosaic workshop.
The students participate in exhibitions, make their own mosaic projects, work in the best mosaic workshops of St. Petersburg and Moscow, and some open their own mosaic studios.
THE MARKUS MASTERCLASS
Thank you Arina from WOWMOSAIC for you endless patience and the fun we had, for not getting mad about the mess we left and for letting me jump around with my camera in front of your nose the whole day. I hope you not shocked anymore, that I (as a boy) choose the ice-cone-shaped form instead of the plane-shaped one for the markus-mosiac. 🙂 🙂 🙂
wow, what a stunning show last night…
…but it was not that easy to capture… …couldn’t focus the blood moon that good.. …but with some funny results:
This photo series was jobbed out by a contest in Russia, where participants could choose the topic.
‘BE NICE’ was one of the winners. The task for me was to capture situations in everyday life, where people are just nice to each other or to there environment.
“LIFE’S A WAVE
CATCH IT !!!”
album cover that does not exist…. …yet
“Kazan, one of the oldest Russian cities, celebrated its millennium in 2005. The ancient walls of Kazan recall many dramatic events, including the historic siege by Ivan the Terrible in the 16th century.
Modern Kazan is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and is home to 1.2 million residents. This timeless city is also a city of youth, home to 30 of Russia’s largest universities and more than 180,000 students. This “culture of youth” provides Kazan with a modern and progressive vibrancy, an energy that only young people can instil.
It is also a highly diverse city with more than 100 nationalities. This diversity, coupled with a young population, has created a unique sense of tolerance, understanding and youthful optimism.”