Ta Prohm is one of the temples in the Angkor Archaeological Complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It’s one of the most popular temples in the area, mostly because of its strange beauty, but also because it was featured in the highly popular Hollywood film Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie.
I was admiring the magnificence of the giant strangler figs taking over the ruins of the Ta Prohm when I spotted this child. She stared unseeingly in front of her, unaware and indifferent to the hordes of tourists gawking at the scenery around her. Deep in thought, she didn’t even notice me taking her picture.
What could she have been thinking? Is she thinking perhaps, of how eerie the trees looked, seemingly eating up the ruins of a structure already centuries old? Or maybe she was thinking how, we, the visitors, were destroying the serenity of the place?
How about you? Any guesses as to what this child could have been thinking that day?