Volcanic Dawn

Borobudur, Indonesia, July 2014.

To celebrate the first anniversary of this site, here is one of our favourite pictures. Maybe that is because we got up very early to take it...

Flower Night

Kyoto, Japan, April 2014.

Flowers brighten the night,
and the light cracks the dark.
Rose, yellow and white
are the new black.

Water Spirit

Bali, Indonesia, February 2014.

Water! You can dance around the stones,
But they'll just watch you from their thrones.

Stone Eater

Siem Reap, Cambodia, October 2012.

Crunching and eating stone, trees at Angkor Wat are one of the deadliest foes of the ruins. But their dances and hugs are one of the most wonderful and fascinating displays.

Wood and stone, don't stay alone! Together, you are more beautiful than ever.

Terrace Workers

Sa Pa valley, Vietnam, May 2013.

Buffaloes are the only help local farmers can get as machines are impractical on this terrain. Many of them are too poor to even buy a buffalo.

Night Reflections

Matsumoto, Japan, April 2014.
One of the few remaining original wooden castles of Japan.

Floating in the night, its black stripes join the dark moat and the sky.
A sakura alone adds a coloured tone.

The Red Pagoda

Kyoto, Japan, April 2014.

If you were to jump off the stage at Kiyomizu-dera, you would glimpse this dance of flowers and light before bouncing off a granted wish.

Sarabande on the Roofs

Qufu, China, September 2005.

We have always been fascinated by the details of Chinese roof tiles. They represent all sorts of legendary characters and the edge tiles bear clan symbols or auspicious animals. Each roof tells a different story.

Look at the Horizon

Borobudur, Indonesia, July 2014.

Together with dozens of Buddha statues, all facing east on the temple hill, we stood. Our gaze followed theirs in the morning sky, expecting sunrise one more time.

A Corner of Sky

Salisbury, England, May 2009.

Nowadays, visitors have replaced monks walking around the cathedral's cloister, but who is gazing up beyond the walls?