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Cambodia - Bayon by lux69aeterna Cambodia - Bayon by lux69aeterna
One of the 49 towers in the Bayon temple at sunrise in Angkor Thom, Cambodia. Each of these towers symbolize king Jayavarman VII (1181-1219) in the form of the Boddhisatva Avalokiteshvara.

If we add the 5 gates of Angkor Thom, with each such a tower we have a total of 54 towers, symbolizing the 54 provinces of the Khmer Empire (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, South and Central Vietnam) in the 11th & 12th century. 5 + 4 = 9, a lucky number in Mahayana Buddhism. We have 4 faces per tower, which makes 216 heads. 2 + 1 + 6 = 9. You can speak hours about this fantastic temple, you'll have to visit it yourself, one day.

Nikon D300, Nikon 17-55mm, B + W UV filter, tripod, HDR.

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Given 2011-09-06
Cambodia - Bayon by ~lux69aeterna is an awesomely executed shot with fantastic framing and beautiful muted colours. ( Featured by ScENeYmE )
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014   Photographer
Yes, i know what you mean... I went to this temple once every two weeks during two years, but never been there at sunset if i remember well... How much time did you travel in South-East Asia? 
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
3 months in total - Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Not long enough :P
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014   Photographer
But you made a lot of high quality photographs, it was a productive trip! :) 
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martutuss Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist
Beautiful!
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Lentekriebel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014   Photographer
Dank je! :) 
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Lentekriebel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Graag gedaan Sébastien!
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014   Photographer
:)
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Mgsblade Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   Photographer
Amazing! I really want to visit one day! 
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014   Photographer
I'm sure you will, for you it is much closer ^^ 
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Mgsblade Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014   Photographer
thanks! 
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014   Photographer
:)
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notoriaz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Man this one gets your imagination going. You're almost teleported back into ancient history. Great tones and colours, the framing looks kind of candid but at least you can look at all the detail in the statue
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artiethief Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Ik ga dit zien voorjaar volgend jaar yes!
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artiethief Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
i will visit one time, great picture!
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   Photographer
Ik hoop dat je het binnenkort zult kunnen zien... 
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nuggz503 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
The mother land, through thousands of years of trials and tribulations the beauty and pride is still standing in all her glory!
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner May 19, 2013   Photographer
Completely right :) Thank you for your kind comment!
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cherrydesu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautifuuuul! ~ :iconinloveplz:
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner May 5, 2013   Photographer
Thank you for your kind words :)
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FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
FEATURED [link] :iconoldarchitecturelover:
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013   Photographer
Thank you a lot :)
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somekindofgeri Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow:D
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013   Photographer
Thank you ;)
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slonric Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
thank you for not only explaining what this is, but the equipment that you use.
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   Photographer
You are most welcome Richard :) Have a nice day!
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volotation Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
c'est bien la photo
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, amazing :love:
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AreaFive Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful, what an incredibly interesting place.
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Photographer
It is definitely :) Mostly at this moment of the day, in the early morning where you feel the temples waking up in silence :)
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Cameron-Brideoake Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I especially like the yellowish colour to this shot, as well as the great face profile silhouette on the left side.
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012   Photographer
Thank you a lot :) More than glad you like it! ;)
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TantiCake Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Photographer
Thank you a lot! I'm glad you like it!
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TantiCake Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Sabinzart Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vraiment superbe ! :love:
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   Photographer
Merci beaucoup :) Content que tu aimes!
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Sabinzart Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
De rien ! La photo est très belle et je rêve de visiter Angkor un jour ! :)
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Photographer
J'espere que tu pourras y aller bientot :) Ca vaut la peine... C'est encore un des endroits que je prefere... Les amis et connaissances de la me manquent. J'y ai passe 12 jours par mois pendant 2 ans, alors ces temples, ceux que je visitais du moins, je les connais assez bien...
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Sabinzart Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bientôt, je ne sais pas, mais je sais que j'irais un jour ! J'ai l'intention d'aller à Singapour en mars prochain, je ne suis pas sûre que j'aurais le temps de faire un détour par le Cambodge, mais si je peux, je le ferai ! :)
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tionnahemcrae Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful and wonderfully captured. Very well done :D.
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   Photographer
Thank you a lot Tionnah :)
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tionnahemcrae Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :D
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   Photographer
:)
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mylittlebluesky Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Esto es espectacular...
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   Photographer
Muchas gracias Carla ;)
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conspectus Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Great color!
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012   Photographer
Thank you a lot for the comment!
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Darkmagcite Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors and this capture is absolutely beautiful!
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012   Photographer
Thank you :) Here i added a bit of yellow... because the colours were not really amazing... now the yellow brought some more atmosphere to the setting :)
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