The city of Gods

“This is the city of Gods. I am Shiva.” “I am Vishnu. We stay in the City of Gods. The trees guard us.” “I am Brahma. We are the Four Gods facing east, north, west, and south in the City of Gods.” “I was born last. I am Gautama. We sit forever on top of…

A morning walk, Angkor

Angkor Vat means, in Khmer: “the capital that became a Buddhist monastery”. The temples of Angkor are a blend between Hinduism and Buddhism. The faces carved out everywhere? I am not sure whether they represent Brahma or Buddha. Or one then the other. A good example of Asian capacity of “Fusion”. The jungle reclaims the…

Time patrol Angkor

“Morning Captain. All time travel stations at the ready Sir. Orders for today?” “Morning Scotty, morning everyone. Temples of Angkor, Cambodia. 19th and 20th century. Ready to jump?” “Ready, Sir.” “Jump then.” 1866. A Hipster gathering at Angkor-Vat. Far left, Navy Lieutenant-Commander Doudart de Lagrée, commands an expedition to find a route to China, sailing…