This Week’s Photo Challenge encourages us to post a picture that has two clear halves.
I immediately thought back to one of the most impressive stone friezes I had seen at the Bayon Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The sculptors had creatively used different levels on the same wall to depict battle scenes taking place on land and water. The battle scenes depicted the fight between the Angkor Kingdom and the Chams (from Vietnam). Historically the kingdom was always vulnerable to attacks on water because of the Tonle Sap lake. In the frieze the Chams are distinguishable by their inverted lotus caps.
I cropped the image from a larger picture (the actual panel has about 4 levels) to show the battle happening on the water front (boats, fishes, oars) and the battle happening on land (trees, deer, archers). It is interesting to note that the sculptors did not use a hard separation- notice how the fishes tend to float near the trees.