Smile in Bayon Temple

One of the 216 smiling face of Jayavarman VII in Bayon temple, Angkor Wat. October 2012.
In this Khmer temple of Angkor Wat, a serene king has its eyes and smile on you wherever you are!

The Great Wall at Simatai

View of the Great Wall of China in Simatai (司马台). Argentic photography. October 2004.
Going back in 2004, this spot was not so crammed with tourists, giving a very grand impression of the Great Wall in a more "original" state than other, heavily renovated sites, can offer. Viewing it through on of the small windows gives it a natural assorted frame. Someone loves this technique, you will see later. :)

Calligraphy in Chengdu

Calligraphy in WenShu Temple, Chengdu, China. May 2008.
I remember when I took this picture in a temple during our trip to Chengdu. I was struck by the quietness of the place and at the same time by the feeling that someone was just there, leaving a sensation of "presence".