Lara Croft: Tomb Raider… Ta Prohm, Cambodia

Re-watching Lara Croft recalls experience of Ta Prohm:

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No magical children or butterflies, just tourists:

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But stillness in a stone clearing in the heart of the jungle:

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Gentle jungle sounds and scents:

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Thank you, tourist, you’re so nice to duck, you are left in the picture to show courtesy:

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Glorious ruins:

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Modern scaffold suspends collapse:

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Root frames:

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Temple for lunch:

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Spiritual carvings:

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The sky:

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Angkor… what?

First viewing of Angkor Wat.

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Mind cannot categorize. Stops. Out of mind experience.

First viewing of Angkor Thom:

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Eeeert. Mind stops, again.

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By now, mind is swallowed whole, by man’s creation, inverse of jungle reclaiming man’s creation:

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