Morning Chiaroscuro at Angkor (20060710)
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.