In 1860s French naturalists discovered ancient temples of Khmer civilization in the jungles of Cambodia. One of those temples, Ta Prohm, has been restored to the state is was found in: slightly overgrown large trees having taken root in its walls and towers, showing how nature always has the upper hand, no matter how strong a structure's foundation. The trees are impressively huge and the walls crumble around them, giving way to Mother Nature.I think that trees rising from the ruins of this 12th-century Buddhist temple surrounded by jungle is a great example of our changing world. It shows that not only humanity can have an impact on nature. But nature also can claim back it's land.
|© Pavel Zakharov