Seen Better Days LAPC #168

This week Lens Artist Tina of Travels and Trifles invites us to look for photos of things and places that have “seen better days.” I knew where I would look for photos. First of all, our trip to Cambodia and the ruins at Angkor.

Monkey Guardians, Banteay Srei
A memorial for those who died at the killing fields in Cambodia during the regime of Pol Pot. It is a tall glass sided structure, filled with skulls of those killed. This is a harrowing place and a grim reminder of man’s inhumanity to man. They all had lives and families and happy times .None of them deserved to come to an end like this.
Ancestors are buried in those graves. So the children and grandchildren must never leave this land.
The chaos of wiring in Ho Chi Minh city.

And finally a reminder that some find themselves on hard times and seek refuge in a church.

The homeless sleep in Wren’s Church, London! I think they may all have seen better days.

Thank you Tina for this interesting challenge. Next week I.J. Khanewala of Don’t Hold You Breath will be hosting the Lens Artists Challenge.

28 Comments Add yours

  1. Amy says:

    What a fabulous trip! Great photos of this special place.

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  2. Emma Cownie says:

    Some very sad images here indeed.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes it was. It was part of a river cruise to Vietnam and Cambodia.

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  3. Tina Schell says:

    Absolutely loved this post Anne. One of my few travel regrets is that we did not visit Phnom Penh when we were in Cambodia. I adored all of Angkor and the other wats which was our original purpose for the visit, but having studied the history of the country it was a major miss. Thanks for sharing these amazing images.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      You are most welcome Tina. The killing fields are a very distressing thing to see. We travelled by boat from Phnom Phen to Ho Chi Minh city via the river. That was a wonderful way to see the countryside, the temples and the people going about their lives.

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  4. Irene says:

    Oh, my goodness! Such unique and wonderful images for this weekโ€™s challenge. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

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  5. Michele Lee says:

    Anne, your post and photos captivated me. Some haunting images, that you compassionately described. Thank you for sharing. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

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    1. anne leueen says:

      You are most welcome Michele.

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  6. JohnRH says:

    Great selections Anne. Killing fields indeed. Ugh. Man’s inhumanity.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes it is staggering really. But when we were in Cambodia ( 10 years ago) the people were so enthusiastic about their future and so happy to see things looking up.

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  7. Tanooki says:

    Aww I wanna visit Cambodia someday…thank you for virtual travel๐Ÿ’•

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  8. It was a tragic site we saw in Cambodia but Angkor Wat was amazing and so historic. Beautiful images . Thanks.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      You are most welcome. I found the killing fields almost unbearable and the museum in Phnom Phen where they held people before killing them and took photographs of all of them was so distressing. I wanted to go out and just wail after looking at a photo of a woman holding a baby that was no longer alive. But Angkor Wat was wonderful.

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      1. Yes it was so sad ..we saw the photos of all of these people killed.. so tragic

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  9. Cee Neuner says:

    These are all great photos. The skulls are unusual ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes and the memorial has hundreds of them. So sad.

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  10. Diana says:

    What a great post and what an amazing trip to Cambodia! Definitely fits the theme perfectly, seen better days. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Diana. The skulls are a grim one but it is worth remembering those people with some respect for who they were.

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      1. Diana says:

        That is truly very sad what happened to all those people and it must have been hard to see all those skull, so tragic.

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        1. anne leueen says:

          Yes it was very hard to see. I had a hard time not crying..There was one place where they had killed children and that was heartbreaking. I did not want to put that in the blog post.

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  11. Gorgeous photos! I loved Angkor Wat โ˜บ๏ธ

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  12. KShai1715 says:

    Wow. What a trip that must have been!

    The best I would probably be able to come up with would be a worn or ripped up old tshirt. Lolol!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Well it would have seem better days!๐Ÿ™‚

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