Monday, December 7, 2009

Apsara at Siem Reap

Apsara at Siem Reap, originally uploaded by nrillustration.

Looking at the Celestial Performer painting from the MET (Saturday's post) reminds me of the Apsara we saw all over the Angkor Wat complexes in Cambodia. Apsara are female dancing spirits from Buddhist/Hindu mythology and show up (in various forms) all over India/SE Asia. Here's one of the photos from Ta Prohm-I could've zoomed in closer to the Apsara but the setting is so cool I had to leave it.

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