Just learned that my photo below taken in Halong Bay is going to be included in the “Travel” exhibition at the Blank Wall Gallery in Athens, Greece, which runs September 22 through October 5, 2017.
Halong Bay, Vietnam (2014)
You can now purchase select prints of mine online:
Took my macro lens out to play with some of my wife’s stash of foreign correspondence (from her time working with BBC World Service). All photos shot with my Nikon Df, 105mm macro lens, and natural light. First up: Asia.
So I’m in the midst of converting my old travel site (JGTravels.net) to Travel Tales on this site, which is going to take some time. Of course, new Travel Tales will also be added. Here’s my progress so far:
If you notice any inaccurate information or typos, or discover any links that aren’t working, please let me know.
The temples at My Son were constructed between the 4th and the 14th century AD by the kings of Champa. The temples were dedicated to the worship of the god Shiva. My Son is perhaps the longest inhabited archaeological site in Indochina, but a large majority of its architecture was destroyed by US carpet bombing during a single week of the Vietnam War. The bombing only stopped after a French archeologist wrote President Nixon.
Art historians have classified the architectural and artistic legacy of Champa into seven artistic styles or phases of development and six of the styles are represented at My Son, with two believed to have originated from there. Most of the temples at My Son were made of red brick, with only one made of stone, and the decorative carvings on the Cham temples were cut directly onto the bricks themselves.
Photos taken March 2014.