Watery Ruin

One might think that is a relief of Poseidon, complete with his trident, but this is Hindu artwork—a part of the ruins from the ancient Khmer Empire. This place is known as Kbal Spean and is often referred to as the ‘River of a Thousand Lingas,’ according to the Lonely Planet website. A linga is…

Mongolian Ivory

This is some of the most intricate artwork I have ever seen. This piece of carved ivory is centuries old and depicts a Mongolian army. “Where did you find it?” you might ask, “Mongolia, China, Russia?” I found this piece sitting in a display case inside a bar in one of the hotels on the…

Terracotta Warrior

This is a close-up look at the face and armor of one of China’s famous Terracotta Warriors. An estimated 8,000 clay ceramic warriors are in the Terracotta Warrior Archeological Site, east of present day Xi’an, China. The archeological site is an amazing place to visit. Centuries ago, these warriors were intricately created by skilled craftsman and then…

Fount Pantheon

The amount of history that can be seen, touched, and walked on in the city of Rome is astonishing. This is the Pantheon. It was originally constructed around 125 AD on top of a previous temple site. It’s dome roof is an architecturally amazing feat of 2nd century engineering. It was originally dedicated to all the gods, but in the…

Mossy Ruins

These reliefs are in remarkably good condition for having been carved in a very moist environment over 700 years ago. I found them in the Angkor Thom ruins near Siem Reap, Cambodia. These are only a few of many moss-covered carvings found amongst a very long wall here. They are located in a kind of U-shaped…

Angel of the Night

This angel stands guard on the bridge to Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome, Italy. When my wife and I visited here, there was a production crew filming on the bridge and that is why the lighting is so dynamic.

Cambodian Relief

I believe this is a relief sculpture of the Hindu goddess Shiva. This particular carving is a part of the Bayon Temple complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Bayon is the central temple in the much larger Angkor Thom complex (the largest of the walled complex in the Angkor area). The enormous scale of the Angkor Wat temple is breathtaking,…

Vatican Obelisk

It is seems strange to find an Egyptian obelisk standing as the center piece of St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City. What is even more interesting is the journey that it took to get here. Little is known about its original placement or which Pharaoh ordered its initial construction. According to archelogical-travel.com, it was quarried in Egypt and…

Picketwire Grave

Picketwire Canyon, located near La Junta, Colorado, is known for the prehistoric dinosaur tracks that can be found along the canyon’s dried up river bank. There’s also an early American settlement nearby, ravished by time. The homes’ old stone foundations and the tombstones are all that remains of a people who called this historic canyon home.

Magellan’s Statue

This is a statue located on Mactan Island in the Phillipines. It is dedicated to Ferdinand Magellan. Mactan is where Magellan was killed by a native Filipino tribe led by Lapu Lapu. Magellan and his crew were attempting to become the first people to circumnavigate the Earth. Although Magellan died here, his crew succeeded in completing the journey on September…

Celebratory Dawn

Happy Easter! What better way to celebrate and remember what this day really means than with an image of Christ standing atop a hill at dawn. Dawn was when the empty tomb was found. This is Cristo de la Concordia in Cochabamba, Bolivia. I was on a mission trip here in 2005 when I woke early to…

Guardian Angel

This angel stands guard as the sun sets over Vatican City. I believe the angels stood ready on that day waiting for Christ to call for them. Jesus knew His mission to redeem the world. As the sun set, “it is finished.” Happy Good Friday!