SLR – See Love Remember

Weekly Photo Challenge: Through

© See Love Remember, 2012

The Eastern Gate into Angkor Thom, Angkor, Cambodia.

More beauty lies beyond… All you need to do is walk through.

And I think that also goes for life.

I had a few different pictures in mind for this post – all related to doors and mainly some beautiful, iron-wrought door locks and handles.

Whenever in life a door closes, another one will surely open… And all you really need to do is take a leap and walk through it to see what’s in store for you on the other side.

So, enter Angkor Thom – or Great City, in Khmer. Walk onto the causeway, across the moat, flanked by naga-carrying devas, on the left, and asuras, on the right. Through the gate, covered in faces of Avalokiteshvara – the Buddha of Compassion. And behold the beauty of the last capital city of the Khmer empire.

That is what this door holds in store for you…

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22 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Through

  1. The Eastern Gate into Angkor Thom, Angkor, Cambodia: very traditional …
    once there were some bad times in Cambodia – I hope, such a door was soothing …

  2. I love the use of light in this photo. It makes the subject matter ethereal 🙂

    Great interpretation of the theme this week!

  3. Oh, I loved Cambodia. This is a great photo.

  4. A little hard to see with these old eyes, but it looks like you nailed it. Nice one.

    Please feel free to drop by and view my interpretation of Through:
    https://fstopfantasy.wordpress.com/2012/03/25/weekly-photo-challenge-jesse-james-through-the-looking-glass/

    • Thanks for the compliment! 🙂
      Nice shot through the glass btw. I generally find those challenging due to the reflection.

      • You’re welcome.

        Shooting through windows can be a challenge. A lot depends on where the sun is, I think.

        In fact, on the same photo shoot, I took a picture of an old store front with a large window and got a mirror-like reflection. It was hard getting a good shot without me in it. Perhaps I’ll be able to use it some day in another photo challenge.

      • That could be a very nice subject for the next challenge: Reflection!
        Give us something to practise this week 😉

      • Good one! 🙂

  5. stunning building

  6. Lovely light and composition in this shot! It’s great for this challenge…

  7. Beautiful! I’d love to go there one day 🙂

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  9. Beautiful black and white photo! Thailand is on my must-travel list.

  10. So evocative in black and white …

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