Church : Time

Exploring the abandoned former French colonial era church on Bokor Mountain in Cambodia recently. In 1978 the Vietnamese invaded Cambodia, toppling the murderous Khmer Rouge in a matter of weeks. There was however a stalemate for a time on Bokor (and other locations) as the Vietnamese and the Khmer Rouge battled it out- fighting between the … Continue reading Church : Time

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New Zealand’s forgotten miniature village

In a small rural town of North Island New Zealand lives this little forgotten wall and village. Once a labour of love for the pastor of the church who has now passed on, this little village and its figurines continue to decay without repair or anyone to take care of them.  

Nokor

Not your usual urbex video, but exploring ruins nonetheless. This is the strange fusion temple complex of Banteay Prey Nokor in Cambodia that we visited late last year. Situated in countryside near the town of Kompong Cham, the original 11th century Mahayana Buddhist shrine has been added onto over the centuries and incorporated into a bewildering … Continue reading Nokor

Momentary Suspension of Disbelief

Shot and edited in 4K ultra high definition by Gunner. We've been interested to communicate with former students at this church school who have corrected some of our assumptions, and shared their memories inspired by our images. We don't make any claim to be historians ourselves, and so, rather than add to an editorialisation, here are … Continue reading Momentary Suspension of Disbelief

Petit Ossuary

One's ability to walk freely into this ossuary is somewhat unsettling and confronting in relation to patterns and codes of behaviour around human remains that exist elsewhere. However, the artful calligraphy on the skulls, and our desire and that of others before - and presumably after - us to leave them undisturbed affords some welcome sanctity. … Continue reading Petit Ossuary

Cathedral

Images of the exterior of Christchurch Cathedral from a couple of months ago. The Cathedral was badly damaged in the February 22nd 2011 earthquake (and other aftershocks) that devastated New Zealand’s third largest city. It's a surreal experience, the centre around Cathedral Square is mostly unrecognizable, apart from the iconic Christchurch Cathedral. The Anglican Cathedral was built between … Continue reading Cathedral