Jack’o'lanterns by the FMA, Chisana Hime and Diego Montoya. Seth Rosenblatt (c) 2006
This year’s Halloween decorations. Note that the FMA decided to go with a traditional carving, since this was her first All Hallow’s, and that big smile looks just as creepy as the other two. Have a good one, everybody.
Eastern gallery corridor, Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Seth Rosenblatt (c) 2006.
Angkor Wat’s fame may come from its size, but its charm most certainly comes from the small details. On my third day at visiting the Angkorian temples, I hit Angkor Wat early in the morning and found myself enthralled by the way the early sunlight played on, off of and through the temple complex. Little things, like this optical illusion in one of the famous bas-relief gallery hallways, have become my favorite memories of the place.
Headless Buddha statue, Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Seth Rosenblatt (c) 2006.
There’s little more to this photo than what you see. I’m sure there’s a fascinating story as to where this poor statue’s head has gone. Perhaps he had a fight with another statue down the hall about a woman – I’ve been told this is the kind of thing that statues often lose their heads over. The mysteries of Angkor are many, but maybe the ghost head on the wall behind this statue knows more than it’s saying. Besides, aren’t all buddhas supposed to be content?
Inside Preah Khan, Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Seth Rosenblatt (c) 2006.
No Photoshop trickery here. I got nuthin’, except a fun shot from the inside of the same Angkor temple where Angelina Jolie filmed her “Tomb Raider” movie. Read more
Faces at Bayon Temple, Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Seth Rosenblatt (c) 2006.
Although it’s not as famous as its well-known predecessor, Angkor Wat, I found the massive heads and intricate details of the Bayon Temple to be far more intriguing. Comparing the two is the grown-up version of comparing favorite superheroes or baseball players.
Everybody’s got their reasons, of course. To recap mine: the overwhelming detail combined with the enormous faces makes for some seriously intruiging architecture. Read more
Young monks at Wat Sainyaphum, Savannaket, Laos. Seth Rosenblatt (c) 2006.
This photo really captures my experience with the young monks of Laos: Despite growing up in harsh conditions, sent away from their families to study at the monastery – if they could afford it – they’re still just inquisitive children at heart. Read more
Photograph removed at the request of the Golden Gate Bridge Transportation District.
Growing up in San Francisco, I can’t say that I never thought about what the world looked like from the top of the Golden Gate Bridge. But I considered it in the same mental breath that I thought about, say, taking a weekend to the moon.
I can’t tell you jack about the view from the moon, but from the top of the Golden Gate Bridge’s South Tower, the world is both narrower and a whole lot wider. Read more