SMART ARTS Sorry, I’m all out of art puns. Just enjoy the pictures. A young man puts the finishing touches on tradtional Myanma parasols, still produced by hand in workshops in Pathein.The finished product, which makes a good souvenir, gets sold all over Burma, and exported to the US and EU.Over 500 years of erosion and neglect has taken a toll on the temples of Mrauk U (Rakhine State, Burma), capital of Arakan for 350 years.The Arakan kingdom was influenced by Hinduism and Buddhism for 100s of years before the arrival of Islam in 800s.Arakan navies controlled the coasts from Bengal to Mawlamyine. and Mrauk U boasted mosques, temples, libraries, monastries and pagodas.A cyclist blurs past the worker, farmer and scientist striving tirelessly for the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.Aboriginal rock art in Australia's Flinders Ranges, near Wilpena Pound.Quorn may be the biggest town in Australia's Flinders Ranges, but the sounds and light show on the town silos is about as big as it gets.Apsara, sometime called devata or celestial dancers adorn most Khmer temples built by the ancient Cambodian kings.The traditional Khmer dancers still perform these ancient dances, which were adopted by their neighbours in Siam.At the other end of the cultural spectrum, a blind musicians busks around the capital, Phnom Penh.To the south of Phnom Penh, a musician performs for temple goers at Ta Prohm.In Phnom Penh a dancer performs a peacock dance. The bird is important in Buddhist mythology throughout the region.Elephants are also held in high regard through the buddhist parts of the region. Here, the Terrace Of The Elephants, which was part of Cambodia's Royal Palace in the 12th century.More on the Silver Pagoda walls in the 20th century Royal Palace, Phnom Penh.A stone "yaksha" guardian protects the magnificent Banteay Srei temple in Siem Reap.Not sure where pigs fit in, but I just love this door in the 11th century Phnom Chisor temple.More apsara in Siem Reap. Sorry.A cool lintel in Siem Reap, with lions, bulls, ghouls and dancers.Back in the 20th century, real life dancers wait backstage.Some finishing touches to a dancer's dress.From the petite to the gigantic, 37 towers on Siem Reap's Bayon temple are carbed with four faces of Lokeshvara, a Buddhist deity.Another delicate temple lintel from the Angkor era. I can't rule out that this isn't in Cambodia, but at Thailand's Phanom Rung. It was a long time ago.