Priscilla Kibbee

I love to travel all over the globe shopping for textiles to add to my wearable art. I have taught quilting to school children in Nepal, seminole patchwork to seamstresses in Thailand, and jackets and embellishment to quilters in Turkey where I also served as a judge at 2 of their International Quilt Shows. I have created garments for 5 Fairfield and Bernina Fashion Shows and teach classes on embellishment and wearable art. Lately I have been leaning more toward making art quilts.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Phnom Penh Part One

We settled into our room and then ventured out to do a bit of sightseeing. Our hotel faced the National Museum (in this photo) and the National Palace. A perfect location. And it was just one block from the riveerfront with lots of interesting cafes. We decided to go to the Royal Palace in the morning (its mostly outside) and the Museum in the afternoon (mostly inside) when it might be cooler there.

A Palace Guard. Talk about a boring job.

Most of the buildings are off limits but its fun to wander around the grounds and through the Silver Pagoda and some other interesting buildings. Here soldiers were lined up on the steps of the Throne Room.

Just outside the gates.

We couldn't figure out what they were doing there as no one came out of the building.

The Pavilion of Napoleon III which is now an art gallery on the left.
The soldiers finally left the area.

This building is without walls so the moonlight can shine in and is used as a dance pavilion.

One of the many King's chedei on the grounds.

A building under repair.

Roofing tiles awaiting installation.

More repairwork.

Inside another open building.

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