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More from Le Comte.

FYI, watch the TV or internet or what-have-you for the 1:30 PM EST launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. This should be amazing – I expect success, or it could be an amazing explosive and fiery failure. Either way – dramatic!


I can’t promise I’ll be online to post a thread, but I’m sure someone else will. Fingers crossed for a 100% successful launch and subsequent planning of heavy exploration/colonization missions.

Today, pictures from valued commenter Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes.

More of my January trip to Southeast Asia

Angkor Wat

Taken on 2018-01-15

Siem Reap, Cambodia

This was a nice reflection shot. A few minutes later I dropped my phone and cracked the crap out of my screen.

Angkor Wat

Taken on 2018-01-15

Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia

A thousand years ago, the Khmer Empire swung back and forth between being Hindu and being Buddhist, and the temples reflected this religious struggle. While Vietnam was very East Asian and used Chinese style ideograms until the Jesuits spread modified Roman characters, Khmer and Lao were very Indian influenced and use a Sanskrit based script.

Sunset at Angkor Wat

Taken on 2018-01-15

Siem Reap

The Light was stunning

Ta Prohm

Taken on 2018-01-16

Siem Reap

Cottonwood trees grow out of the ruins

Elephant Gate

Taken on 2018-01-16

Siem Reap

I just loved the face


Taken on 2018-01-16

Siem Reap

The scope of Angkor is stunning. When it was capital of the Khmer Empire a thousand years ago, 1.3 Million souls lived here. There is a lifetime of work for archaeologists


Taken on 2018-01-16

Siem Reap

This is at Elephant Terrace, and close to where our youngest daughter worked


Thank you so much Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes, do send us more when you can.


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    Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes says:

    Monkeys were omnipresent at Angkor Wat.

    Think smart, aggressive, thieving little jerks….

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    ThresherK says:

    Wow. Some amazing stuff!

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    Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes says:

    Apsara dancing at Siem Reap Raffles.

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    satby says:

    Great pictures, just was there Sunday. Angkor Wat is amazing.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes:
    The Angkor Wat temple monkeys are Republican? Wow.

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    rikyrah says:

    Those were great pictures 😄

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    Baud says:

    @Amir Khalid: He said “smart.”

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    Betty Cracker says:

    Gorgeous photos! Elephant Gate in particular is impressive.

    Regarding the rocket launch, I’ll be watching from my yard, with a camera. I’m on the other side of the state, but we can see launches if it’s clear enough. Supposed to be clear this afternoon!

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    cope says:

    @Betty Cracker: You and me both, Betty. Good luck shooting. I’ll share any decent pics I get and if I don’t get any, it’s the camera’s fault.

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    Denali says:

    Great photos. Bring back memories. Thanks for sharing.

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    frosty says:

    @Betty Cracker: i’ll be on a bike trail on Amelia Island. Hopefully without too mny trees.

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    JPL says:

    What beautiful photos!
    For those in FL send pictures of space x.

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    Quinerly says:


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    Amir Khalid says:

    Darn, I missed that.

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