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Ta Prohm, Angkor

Pic of the Week – 2 August 2006 by Kay McMahon © 2006 All images are digitally watermarked – please don’t infringe copyright! Kay adds: “Ta…

Angkor Wat, viewed from west-north-west

The Temples of Angkor

“The entrance to the complex is controlled by a big tollbooth of the sort you get on motorway toll roads, bridges and tunnels in the UK. It costs $20 for a day pass, although you can save money by getting a three-day or week photo pass if you’re keen to explore the whole place in depth. And with dozens of different buildings to look at, you could easily spend that long there if temples are your thing…” Dave and Kay go temple-hunting, but fail to find Angelina Jolie…

Triton Fountain at Valletta's city gates, Malta

Triton Fountain, Valletta

“The Triton Fountain stands just outside Valletta’s city gates – Tritons were merman-like creatures in Greek mythology. The sheer power of the figures couldn’t fail to catch anyone’s eye, especially as it was a beautiful sunny morning which really brought out the colour of the bronze and the verdigris.”

Facade of the Treasury at Petra in Jordan

Treasury at Petra

“Petra is an amazing place to visit. You approach down a narrow defile, or siq as it’s called in Arabic, and emerge to see this spectacular Treasury building. It’s breathtaking, and all the more so because it’s hewn out of the living rock.”

Himalayan High!

“In the old days, the tourist hub of Kathmandu was Jochne, aka ‘Freak Street’. But the hippies are long gone and Thamel is now the place for travellers to relax in lively bars and international restaurants.” Kay and Dave pay a visit to Nepal’s capital city.