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Thursday, March 28, 2013

An old poster on Angkor Vat, Cambodia

I´m sharing this poster from Wikipedia, it was designed by Georges Groslier, Paris, 1911.
What took my attention was the depiction of ¨exotic¨ people, instead of the ruins themselves. And I remembered, more or less, at the same time, Los Angeles city was promoted by realtors, during the boom of construction. And they said ¨come and see the exotic Indians and Mexicans.¨ So, people that looked different from Europeans was referred to as a means to get investors and tourists.
Now, this picture from National, that shows the beauty of the ruins in Cambodia:

Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor Wat Photograph by Gray Martin Giant strangler fig tree roots embrace the crumbling Ta Prohm temple at Angkor. Although the forest has overrun this sacred site, it has largely escaped the looting that decimated many of its fellow Cambodian temples.

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