In search of the lost Buddha

Siem Reap, June 23, 1866. “Garnier is seriously ill. Caught the fevers again. Not doing too good myself. It has taken us longer than expected from Phnomh-Penh. The river, the jungle, the unbearable heat… are taking their toll on the expedition. Carné and Delaporte seem to be all right. They take this expedition as an…

Time patrol Angkor cont…d

Previously on Time Patrol: the fearless crew and passengers of TSS Equinoxio follow the 1866 Cambodia expedition of Doudart de Lagrée, jumping to and fro in hyperspace to the 1930’s and early 21st century. Above: the central alley to Angkor Vat, 1930. in La France lointaine: “Jump to 2018, Scotty, please.” “Roger that.” 2018. Angkor…

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…