Black Palace

“Black Palace” (Damnak Sla Khmao) was a little summer palace of King Sihanouk, abandoned sometime in the late 1960’s or early 1970’s. It’s located on Bokor Hill Station in southern Cambodia. The “Palace” itself is not on a grand scale, but the overall spectaular location and many outer buildings must have been fairly impressive in […]

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Expired

Wellington, April 2016: This large (by NZ standards) former tertiary institute expired at around the same time this Kodak Ektar 64T film did. And just like this 35mm expired film, it is apparently getting another lease of life. There are new owners and supposedly new occupants- but the only life we saw were some homies running their dogs (who tried […]

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The Ghost Tower

Bangkok, Thailand, October 2015: The Sathorn Unique (aka the Ghost Tower) is a 185 meter 49 story unfinished skyscaper in downtown Bangkok near the Chao Phraya river. The proposed luxury condominium tower was designed and developed by prominent architect and real estate developer Rangsan Torsuwan. By 1997 construction was estimated to be 80–90 percent complete when the Asian financial […]

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Church : Time

Bokor Hill Station, Cambodia, October 2015: This former French colonial era church (circa 1920) has been abandoned since the Khmer Rouge took over the country in 1975 and began their systematic slaughter. During the Vietnamese invasion of the late 1970’s it was used as a base (like the nearby Bokor Casino) by both sides in the fight […]

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Nokor

Wat Nokor, Kompong Cham, Cambodia, October 2015:  A short video exploring the strange fusion temple complex of Banteay Prey Nokor. The original 11th century Mahayana Buddhist shrine has been added onto over the centuries and incorporated into a bewildering and sprawling complex of wat’s and stupa’s. However it was a very peaceful visit with not another […]

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Sinai

Sinai Peninsular, Egypt, December 2005: A short video documenting an excursion from Dahab on the Gulf of Aquaba- to Mount Sinai in the southern interior part of the peninsular. My travel companion and I were determined to do this independently using local transport, whether it be on the back of a 4WD or on the back of a […]

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