I went to Angkor Wat in 2005. It seems like forever ago. These are lovely photographs. I especially like the one with the orange cloth hanging out of the window. I remember the monks would wear that same color in the temples.

Lee Phelps Photography

We were back on the Angkorian temple circuit today.  The late 12th century Banteay Kdei was our first stop.

I immediately enjoyed shooting this Buddhist temple because of the few tourists and the lovely nun that greeted everyone at the main entrance.  Sitting in a large stone corridor below the Buddha, she would hand out incense to visitors willing to donate money for good luck.

Progressing further into Kdei, we watched as a young Khmer painter used his surroundings for inspiration in his watercolor work.  Impressed with his ability to not just capture a subject, but also the feeling one has when seeing it, we purchased one of his works for his asking price of ten dollars.  He was happy to allow me to photograph him while he painted.

Reading through these posts about Cambodia, you may have noticed how I give the price of things we’ve purchased in U.S…

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