Phill G

Phill G

Posted on 08/01/2014


Photo taken on August  1, 2014


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Cambodia.

Cambodia.
The Killing Fields.


When you're having a bad day, try not to complain too much...it could be so much worse.

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Diana Australis
Diana Australis
I found that so moving...I sobbed and sobbed.....
Makes first world problems look very....trivial by comparison.
Hope you have a really good weekend, Phill
3 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
A very poignant shot Phill..................for once I'm lost for words!
3 years ago.
Phill G has replied to Keith Burton
Being there is shocking, Keith. I was too, and gutted about the whole affair.
3 years ago.
Phill G
Phill G
My life changed that day, Di. I lost my faith in humanity. I was consumed by a mixture of sadness and fury.
My weekend's a bit poo...hard at work, but happy to be alive.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o what can I add ~ nothing o0o
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Beyond shocking, beyond belief
3 years ago.
Karl Wolfgang
Karl Wolfgang
7 among 2.700,000 on the road to Year Zero.
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3 years ago.
Teresa
Teresa
This image really rocks me to the core! Poignant, shocking and terrifying beyond belief. Puts our daily problems into perspective. Have a good week Phill, don't work too hard. T x
3 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
I guess taken at Tuol Sleng? I went there a few years back, between that and S21 it's impossible not to have one's view of the world shaken.
ADMIRED in 4U
3 years ago.
Phill G has replied to tiabunna
Yes George, this was at Tuol Sleng. I couldn't believe the remains of clothing and bones still embedded in the pathways around the excavated mass graves. It was a sobering dayout.
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Phill G
I think that, as much as anything, it was the remains surfacing in the footpaths on which we were walking that got to me also, Phill. Some time I'll post some more of my images from that region.
3 years ago.
Phill G has replied to tiabunna
I look forward to seeing them.
3 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
A testament to man's inhumanity to man and still it goes on.
A profound image, Phill.
3 years ago.
Phill G has replied to Dave Hilditch
It does, Dave, and it's not getting any better...far worse globally, in fact, as the years roll on.
3 years ago.
Rhisiart Hincks
Rhisiart Hincks
chilling
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
;-)
3 years ago.
Karl Wolfgang
Karl Wolfgang
Phil,
It looks as if we had similar trails, at least in Cambodia.
Interesting to hear you worked in Africa. It takes a heart to go where many would hesitate - far from the land of plenty. However, some people in the Third World, although struggling, can find a humble happiness with just small things.
3 years ago.
Phill G has replied to Karl Wolfgang
Thanks Karl. Some of the most kind, happy and generous people I have ever had the good fortune to meet have been those living in the most adverse circumstances with the least to give, yet they have gone without to make me (a complete stranger to them) as comfortable as possible whilst in their company. It's quite humbling.
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
A very appropriate posting considering the recent conviction. The piles of skulls and bones and the rusting tanks that litter Cambodia are testament to the horrors that occurred.
3 years ago.
Phill G has replied to Esther
It was by coincidence, Esther. Whilst these pigs have been convicted, it will never undo the horrors. I still can't get my head round how it all happened within one of the nicest and kindest races of folk I've met.
3 years ago.
Phill G
Phill G
Thanks to you All for your valued comments.
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
CONGRATULATIONS from the MEMBERS of EXPLORED 4U
3 years ago.
Phill G has replied to beverleyplaya
Thanks!
3 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
As sobering as it gets, this picture. I hope we will not forget what happened in Cambodia, but I suspect many will. Pictures like this will keep the horror in mind.

CONGRATULATIONS from the MEMBERS of EXPLORED 4U
3 years ago.
Phill G has replied to Dave Linscheid
Thanks Dave. Sadly, it's a rolling story...Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Bosnia, Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Palestine, etc,etc,etc...what a hateful bunch we can be!
3 years ago.
Phill G
Phill G
Thanks Peter. I was aware of Francois, though not of his memoir. I must make the effort to obtain and read it. To have survived such a hideously bizarre occasion must be more traumatic than dying at their hands in many ways...you have to live with what happened...much like these poor fuckers being held captive by ISIS, etc. I have a docu-dvd of a Cambodian artist (painter) who was also spared because the regime liked his art. It's quite a sobering watch.
3 years ago.
NGC300
NGC300
Horrid! But documented aptly in grey-scale.
3 years ago.