Happy “Friday’s Fave Five” blog, hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story. Click on the linky to see what 5 things other bloggers found pleasurable this week!
This week, I chose five pictures. My friend Adam is doing a 1 year missionary internship with Global Partners in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He is ministering through soccer and English, and his ministry is flourishing!
This is Adam in front of the Royal Palace, in Bangkok.
1) This is the Cambodia I love -- the countryside -- though I'm more likely to end up settling in the rusting, bustling city of Phnom Penh. Traditional architecture of the Khmer includes the stilt house, built with a wooden frame and a steep thatched roof overhanging the walls. These stilt houses are up to three metres off the ground to protect against floods, while providing shelter for the family's domestic animals below the house.
2) Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Siem Reap, built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. The above picture was taken at Bayon, one of my favorite temples at Angkor Wat. The temple complex is a photographer's dream, and if you're ever in Cambodia, don't miss Angkor Wat!
3) Like in any nation, life in the city certainly contrasts life in the country. This is typical Phnom Penh. Where houses are built small, but upwards.
4) Khmer sunsets. I have a few shots similar to this, but none with this coloring. When I lived at the Bible College, I was blessed with an incredible view of the West and was amazed to see the sun set every evening before 8. I miss it. :(
5) The joy in this face. I love the Khmer people -- friends and strangers alike.