Asia (2002)
Photos per year (number): 1995 (70) 1998 (302) 1999 (775) 2001 (50) 2002 (429) 2004 (235) 2005 (396) 2006 (584) 2007 (472) 2008 (327)
Joce in the cab

Mersing: stopover to the islands

Hanging around before the boat

Pulau Besar's western side

D'Coconut resort

One of our bungalows

The kitsch car decoration of our driver

Hurrying into a taxi at the airport

City lights seen from the taxi

The taxi driver's concentration

View of Bangkok from Michel's flat

Skytrain station

Construction work halted by the Asian crisis

Nature in the urban concrete

The skytrain on Silom Road

Workers by a taxi boat station

Old building on the Chao Phraya river

Luxurious dragon fountain of a grand hotel

The taxi boat's focus on the river

Long boats available for hire

Wat Arun by the river

Guardian at Wat Pho

Guardian and chedi at Wat Pho

The reclining Buddha's smile

Reclining Buddha's head

Clearing incense offerings

Reclining Buddha's feet

Full length of the reclining Buddha

Detail of the mother of pearl decoration on the feet

Women resting beneath a tree

Lion sculpture at Wat Pho

Buddha image in the main temple of Wat Pho

Buddha image in the main temple of Wat Pho

Buddha image in the main temple of Wat Pho

Stupas at Wat Pho

Beautiful entrance of the royal grand palace

Tinkling golden bells

Inside the royal grand palace

Bees and lotus

A typical temple custom

Inside the royal grand palace

The most sacred emerald Buddha

Lilies for offerings

Outside the emerald Buddha's temple

Palace building with Ramakien story paintings

Reflection of superb architecture

Amarinda Winitchai Hall

Opening in front of the Chakri Maha Prasat Hall

View from the Golden Mountain

A young monk poses for another photographer

A young monk poses for another photographer

View of Bangkok's varied buildings

A poor house by a khlong

Monks on top of the Golden Mountain

Suddenly the young monk notices me

One of the Golden Mountain complex's temples

Jim Thompson's traditional thai teak house

Jim Thompson's traditional thai teak house

The living room

The living room

Dining room window

On the hour, everyone stands for the national hymn

Living by the railroad best illustrated

In the small tuk-tuk

Nice temple by the river

A building of the Chan Kasem Palace

Courtyard in the Chan Kasem Palace

Charm of the Chan Kasem Palace

13th century Lopburi-style standing Buddha

12-13th century Lopburi-style Buddha protected by a naga

Fish presentation at the Hua Raw market

Temple along U-Thong road

Adults in awe at their children

Taking a rest by a temple

Wat Ratburana

Prang of the Wat Phra Maha Tat

Charming view of the back of Wat Phra Maha Tat

Peaceful view of the Wat Phra Ram

Stunning flowers hide the Wat Phra Ram

Superb color contrast

Wihan Phra Mongkon Bopit

Buddha inside the Wihan Phra Mongkon Bopit

Buddha inside the Wihan Phra Mongkon Bopit

Monk clipping an offering to others

A surprising lizard

The three pagodas (chedis)

A lizard hiding in a statue's robe

View of the chedis

Nature and history

A small colorful lizard

Too hot for this dog

A loud but shy bird

Tri Muk building

In the vast ruins of the old palace

Buddha of the Wat Na Phra Meru

This tree has taken over a stupa

Harmonious mix of nature and culture

Playing cards beneath a bridge

The dog's morning wash in Chao Phraya River

Kid on board the river boat

A fisherman clearing his net on the Chao Phraya River

Statue of Rama VI and Anandha-Samakhom Mansion

Back side of Wat Benchanabophit

Rare Buddha bronze statue

Statue in the courtyard of Wat Benchanabophit

Small building next to Wat Benchanabophit

Front of Wat Benchanabophit, the marble temple

Vimanmek palace, all made of teak

Kids before the dance show

Women and girls before the dance show

Carving a fruit with skill

Beautiful girl carefully arranging roses

Curious young girl

Young girls talking in a corner

Wanting to be like a grown-up dancer

Comparing fingers to become a dancer

Concentration for an esthetic bouquet

Posing for another photographer

Girl's charm

Dances at Vimanmek

Martial art demonstration

Full martial art demonstration

Hanoman, the white monkey from the Ramakien

Fine dancing at Vimanmek

Dancers at a halt in the back

Curious litle girl sitting next to me

The full dancing team

Rambutan fruits at the plantation

Carefully piling rambutans

The quiet rambutan picking

Opening a durian

Close-up on the infamous durian

Departure hall of Changi airport

A predatory street of bars

Seafood street restaurants

Pouring with rain in Phuket

Friendliness of waiters

Boarding the dive boat

Ko Phi Phi Le, alias "The Beach"

A cliff of Ko Phi Phi Le

Snorkeling near Rosama Bay

Boats chartered for tourists

In the heat of muay thai

A high kick

About to hit

Flower shop in Patong

Talking in the shade

Reclining Buddha

Cave of Wat Suwannakuha

Daylight stopping at the cave's entrance

Monkey baby & mother

Buddhist worship

Long boat to Phang Nga Bay

Going through a cave by long boat

Phang Nga Bay cave

Vegetation on the limestone cliffs

Contrasts of Phang Nga Bay

Leaning mountain - James Bond Island

Cliffs of James Bond Island

James Bond Rock

James Bond Rock

Canoes coming ashore James Bond Island#

A kid fishing

Fish eagle soaring

Fish eagles near Koh Panyee

Fish eagles near Koh Panyee

Rain splashes across Phang Nga Bay

Koh Panyee Muslim village

Typical view of Phang Nga Bay

A snake in the mangrove

Opening cashew nuts

Melting gold

Patong Beach

Thais playing football on Patong Beach

Sunset on Patong Beach

Young coconuts ready to be drunk

Lunch break for the captain

Dive Master Tat taking a rest

Racha Yai's beauty

Beach on Racha Yai

Patong Beach tourist facilities

Catering for tourists on Patong Beach

City center from the sky

Asian transportation!

Wat Ounalom

Market bustle

Following a monk in the street

An old colonial building

Entry gate to the royal palace

Tuol Sleng prison and torture center

Cambodians in Tuol Sleng

Tuol Sleng barbed wire enclosure

Individual cell

Individual cell

View from a cell

View of a cell

Locked cell

Pictures of prisoners were systematically taken

Entire families were emprisoned

Probably young Kmer Rouge ignorant of what was to come

Torturing at Tuol Sleng

Hundreds of portraits are lined up in an almost abstract way

Heart wrenching photograph

Detention building B

A small individual cell

Corridors of cells

Prison symbols

Individual wooden cells of the second floor

Individual cell

Skulls found in the surroundings

Throne room of the royal palace

Monks of the royal palace

Napoleon III pavillion

Monks in the royal palace

Families relaxing in the shade

Street in Phnom Penh after the rain

After the rain in Phnom Penh by the river side

Quiet road going to the Killing Fields

Pastoral scene near the Killing Fields

Traditional house

Juvenile Female Kampuchean 15-20 years old

Site of mass graves in the Killing Fields

Memorial pagoda at the Killing Fields

Site of a mass grave

On the outskirts of Phnom Penh

Central market of Phnom Penh

Village on the way to the Tonle Sap lake

River houses

A kid by the river

Touristic pressure upon arrival by boat from Phnom Penh

Public works on the way to Siem Reap

Elephant ride to Phnom Bakheng

Elephant passage up Phnom Bakheng

Phnom Bakheng mountain-temple

Sunset from Phnom Bakheng

Phnom Bakheng's steep view

View of Angkor Wat from Phnom Bakheng

Sunset from Phnom Bakheng

South gate entry to Angkor Thom

South gate entry to Angkor Thom

Bayon eastern entry

Bayon eastern entry

Cham warriors on a relief

A crocodile eating a helpless warrior

Relief at the Bayon

Apsaras

Bayon doorways

The Bayon imposes itself from the inside

The sheer size of the Bayon is revealed

Window in the Bayon

The peaceful smile of Avalokitsevara

Buddha image

Oil lamp

Overall view of the Bayon

Phimeanakas

Butterflies in the royal palace

Preah Palilay

View from inside Preah Palilay

Horse with five heads

Terrace of the Elephants

Kid relaxing by a basin

Preah Pithu

Elephants on the northern gate of Angkor Thom

Angkor Wat entrance seen from the top

Angkor Wat entrance seen from the top

Scene from the Battle of Kurukshetra

Guardian lion

Sunset in the Eastern baray

Market at night

Sunrise on Angkor Wat

Sunrise on Angkor Wat

Sunrise on Angkor Wat

Sunrise on Angkor Wat

Sunrise on Angkor Wat

Khmer inscriptions inside Angkor Wat

Interior court of Angkor Wat

Morning calm in Angkor Wat

Western entry to Angkor Wat

View from the temple

Inside of Angkor Wat

Central sanctuary

Relaxed guide reading in the temple

View of the Western entry

Devata in Angkor Wat

Devata in Angkor Wat

Devata in Angkor Wat

Devata in Angkor Wat

Warriors in the Battle of Kurukshetra

The commander of the Kauravas is killed

King Suryavarman II, builder of Angkor Wat

Soldiers of the Churning of the Ocean Milk

Soldiers of the Churning of the Ocean Milk

The serpent Vasuki's head

Vishnu coming to the rescue

Scene from the Churning of the Ocean Milk

Apsaras

Warriors of the Victory of Vishnu over the Demons

Scene from the Battle between Gods and the Demons

Monkeys of the Ramayana

Rama on the shoulders of Sugriva

Thommanon

Thommanon

Lintel of Thommanon

Ta Keo

Ta Keo's steep steps

Ta Prohm has been left in its original condition

Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm

Me in Ta Prohm

Old man selling objects to Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm silk-cotton tree

Girls playing in Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm western entry

Banteay Kdei

Srah Srang

Buffalo in the Eastern baray

View on the terrace of Eastern Mebon

Ganesha

Kids at Eastern Mebon

Elephant at Eastern Mebon

Ta Som

Neak Pean

Human face in a Neak Pean sanctuary

Center of Neak Pean

Caterpillar

Preah Khan eastern entry

Preah Khan eastern entry

Preah Khan eastern entry

Silk-cotton trees growing on Preah Khan

Silk-cotton trees growing on Preah Khan

Stupa in the central sanctuary

Prasat Suor Prat at sunset

Hundreds of people ride to Siem Reap each morning

Preah Ko guardian lion

Preah Koh lintel

Preah Ko

Bayon of Roluos - eastern entry

Bayon of Roluos - eastern entry

Bayon of Roluos - eastern entry

Bayon of Roluos - central sanctuary

One of the last reliefs visible in Bayon on the south

Bayon of Roluos

Elephants at Bayon

Gecko

Fronton in Bayon

Bayon of Roluos

Market of Roluos Town

Splitting up fish

Watermelon in the Roluos market

Egg plants at the market of Roluos

Warning sign for Cambodian men

Roluos market scene

Choosing a banana

Taking care of eggs

Taking care of eggs

Breakfast in the market of Roluos

Bread: a legacy of the French

A great breakfast in Roluos

Market scene in Roluos

Market scene in Roluos

Roluos hospital

Lush green paddy field

Drying up grasses

Ploughing a paddy field

Lolei temple

A monk studying at Lolei

Central market of Siem Reap

Kids playing in a canal

Kids playing in a canal

Kids playing in a canal

Canal going south from the Western baray

Western baray

Pastoral scene in the Western baray

A tough passage for our motorbike

Girl to trying charm a tourist into buying something

My dirty legs in the hammock

Charming girl

Eastern entrance of Angkor Wat

First level of Angkor Wat

Eastern entry tower

North-eastern corner

Devatas

Angkor Wat moat

Western entry

North-western tower

North-western relief gallery

South-western relief gallery

Fisherman in the sunrise

Fisherman in the sunrise

Fisherman in the sunrise

Fisherman in the sunrise

Banteay Samre

Fake door in Banteay Samre

Banteay Samre

Central sanctuary of Banteay Samre

Butterflies at the river of 1000 lingas

Butterflies on my foot at the river of 1000 lingas

Butterflies at the river of 1000 lingas

Butterfly at the river of 1000 lingas

Waterfall at the river of 1000 lingas

One of many carvings at at the river of 1000 lingas

Butterflies at the river of 1000 lingas

Lingas giving the river its name

One of many carvings at at the river of 1000 lingas

Waiting for the rain to pass near Banteay Srei

Lunch break

Following the kids to enter Banteay Srei

Following the kids to enter Banteay Srei

Our dirty feet after crossing trough swamps

Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei

East fronton of the south library

Banteay Srei

West fronton of the south library

Kids near Banteay Srei

Dying Buddha at Preah Palilay

Nagas at Preah Palilay

 
Guardian lion at Bayon

Relief at Bayon

The last smile from Avalokitsevara

Baksei Chamkrong

Angkor Wat at sunset

Angkor Wat at sunset

Angkor Wat at sunset

Monks at Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat from the sky

 

 

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