The apsara and the ogre
Two characters from Khmer classical dance, the apsara (female spirit, dancer) and the ogre (asura), pose in traditional attire at the Terrace of the Elephants, Angkor Thom, Cambodia
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From Angkor Thom, Elephant Terrace
Great colours captured. I've got to get over there someday.
Having the dancers pose there in the temple doorway, where thousands (or millions?) of feet have worn down the stone steps, re-enforces the idea that the dance, too, is an ancient form of art. Kind of a subliminal message or sub-text.
The colorful attire never ceases to amaze me!
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