Un castello che non e` propriamente un castello,
una villa che non e` propriamente una villa.
Qualunque cosa s           esto palazzo di meta`
Ottocento, quel che ne resta ora non e` che una
celebrazione della decadenza, della rovina, della
vanita` delle fortune umane.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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              Bokor

Ghost Thermal-Station
          
(Cambodia)
           


In the middle of the Preah Monivong National Park, in Kampot province, on the top of a hill you can find a ghost town, called Bokor.

I met haze before the buildings, I met ghosts before the town. I met my own ghosts and others.

Here, you can still hear the shots and the screams of the Khmer Rouge. You can see  died vietnamise troops and like a far breeze you can speak with french people who came to spend an holiday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We haven't sky, only a white mud over our ceiling, a cloud shaped music seems to be a room with a large floor. We just have a stony balcony with a short view that force us imaging the landscape under our shoes...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 It goes down the stairs, pass through the windows toward the sea that is waiting for it at the bottom of the hill. Windows don't have glasses, rooms don't have doors, stairs don't have women's steps, bedrooms don't have beds. Silence doesn't have noise. 

 

 

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Not too far, there is the casinÚ.
This big building is completely
 empty. Only the wind lives in
 these rooms, moving  like a shadow along the walls.

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Alone on the hill, among one million buddish pagoda, this christhian church survives with its mute speach. Only God seems to stay here to defend his house.

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Desolation  is the exact name of this house.

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...Madam? ... Would you like to dance with me?

... one folding-bed and an used fire-place, here.
 Nothing, nothing else.

 

 

 

 

 

Ok. Let's go inside...

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... and then we can go upstairs...

 

 

 

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Bokor
Ghost Thermal Station





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French colonists started to build the street to Bokor in 1917. The thermal station used to be frequented by rich people. The construction was finished in 1925 and were included some houses, an hotel, one casinÚ and the church...

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