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
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
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
Inside an abandoned former catholic girls school/farm/'rehabilitation unit' we visited in mid 2013. Founded by a French sisterhood in 1953 -“the girls who came into the care of the sisters often had problems that could not be resolved in their normal environment and needed the loving care of others to restore their sense of self-worth.” The first residents … Continue reading The Farm
https://vimeo.com/123483243 Getting all religious at an historic abandoned chapel recently...