Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Ta Prohm - Cambodia

Ta Prohm is the modern name of a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara .


Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor's most popular temples with visitors.


According to pioneering Angkor scholar Maurice Glaize, Ta Prohm was singled out because it was "one of the most imposing [temples] and the one which had best merged with the jungle, but not yet to the point of becoming a part of it".[4] Nevertheless, much work has been done to stabilize the ruins, to permit access, and to maintain "this condition of apparent neglect."[2]

The temple of Ta Prohm was used as a location in the film Tomb Raider. Although the film took visual liberties with other Angkorian temples, its scenes of Ta Prohm were quite faithful to the temple's actual appearance, and made use of its eerie qualities.

source: wikipedia

Sunday, 4 October 2009


On Friday October 2, 2009, another tree was planted for the Man & the Tree Comenius project. This was in front of the Instituto Serafino Riva in Sarnico, Italy.

Saturday, 3 October 2009


The project week in Sarnico (Italy) was a great success! Everything was prepared very well! Another unforgettable experience for our students!

A traditional item in the programme of our project meetings is the planting of a tree. A young olive tree was planted in front of our host school Instituto Serafino Riva by headmaster Giuseppe Lillo, assisted by some students.