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Showing posts with label Angkor Wat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Angkor Wat. Show all posts

06 June 2012

Ughten

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Sunrise over Stonehenge on the summer solstice... Sunrise over Stonehenge on the summer solstice, 21 June 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption]

Experienced an ughten recently?

Angkor Wat at sunrise

Ughten, an obscure word, means morning twilight, according to The Phrontistery.

The last time (and first time in 19 years) I was awake in an ughten I was observing photographers mounting their high tech, high-powered cameras in front of Cambodia's Angkor Wat.  They were waiting to capture sunrise there. Here's wondering if I could stand the cold in a Stonehenge ughten.

Ughten

Experienced an ughten recently?

Sunrise over Stonehenge on the summer solstice...


Ughten, an obscure word, means morning twilight, according to The Phrontistery.

The last time (and first time in 19 years) I was awake in an ughten I was observing photographers mounting their high tech, high-powered cameras in front of Cambodia's Angkor Wat.  They were waiting to capture sunrise there. Here's wondering if I could stand the cold in a Stonehenge ughten.

 Sunrise over Stonehenge on the summer solstice, 21 June 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

08 May 2012

Quaint


Medieval justice was a quaint thing ~ Frederick Pollard



I have yet to read what is that about, but the line appeals strongly to the history lover in me.

Quaint has become one of my favorite words since I searched the net for info and pictures of England in preparation for a trip there in 2006. There are several definitions of quaint. These are what I like the most:

  • having an old-fashioned attractiveness or charm; oddly picturesque

  • strange, peculiar or unusual in an interesting, pleasing or amusing way

  • skillfully or cleverly made


If you clicked images for quaint on Google, you will find mostly European cottages and churches in the countryside. As for quaint places in Asia, I'm sharing one that has been hibernating in my archives since I took it two years ago - part of Angkor Wat in Cambodia


Shakespeare's wife's cottage has to be quaint too.


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