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  • #76
    Re: This is Indonesia

    Burial may not be the right description, since the bodies are left above ground:


    Protected against the harsh sun by umbrellas:


    Eventually offerings and sculls are scattered around the grounds:


    Or organized in neat rows:


    Last edited by ombugge; December 9th, 2011, 17:30.

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    • #77
      Re: This is Indonesia

      The more affluent gets a bit better treatment, with their own plot of land and "monument":


      Did I say something about the road leading here earlier???

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      • #78
        Re: This is Indonesia

        The volcano seen from the North side:


        With clouds closing in:


        Terraces for agriculture:



        That will have to do for today. To be continued.

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        • #79
          Re: This is Indonesia

          On the way back to Ubud we did stop at Padang Bay for dinner:

          But you would be hard put to see anything to verify it here, unless with local knowledge. (You can just bearly make out Gili islands in the distance)

          Padang Bay is the terminal for ferries to Lombok and Gili Islands in the Lombok Strait and for Dive boats heading further east, to Flores and Komodo.

          Apparently Cruise Ships stop there at times as well. (Refr. Pakarang's new thread; "Back in time, back to Bali...... Padang Bay, Bali, in 1999"

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          • #80
            Hugely enjoying this thread in my spare (!) moments, ombugge…especially as I’m in an Asian mood at the moment

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            • #81
              Re: This is Indonesia

              It can't be more Bali than this:


              Or this:

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              • #82
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                This is also very much the Bali that exists away from the tourist tracks:


                Bali may be over populated, but there is still some wide open spaces:




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                • #83
                  Re: This is Indonesia

                  Not too many tourists venture out on this kind of roads:

                  They get quite slippery when wet.

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                  • #84
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                    Nicely terraced field on the North side of Bali:


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                    • #85
                      Re: This is Indonesia

                      Nicely tended gardens are also a regular thing in Bali:


                      Artifacts are everywhere:

                      Some in need of repairs.


                      This last three from a small guest house and restaurant up in the hills, with a fireplace to fend of the evening chill.
                      Last edited by ombugge; December 10th, 2011, 10:31.

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                      • #86
                        Re: This is Indonesia

                        As well as offerings to the various Hindu deities:


                        They must be shaded from the harsh sun though:


                        A Prayer house:

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                        • #87
                          Re: This is Indonesia

                          More from Bali.

                          Ubud is a small town abt. 45 min. drive from Denpasar and abt. 1 hr. from the Airport. It is the center for artists and has some tourist hotels, but not of the scale of Kuta, Siminyak and Nusa Dua.

                          The local market:


                          They are selling touristy things from many of the stalls:


                          A typical type of accommodation for long-staying visitors. (Mostly back-packers and artists):


                          Indonesians love their "mandi" in the afternoon/evening:

                          This is from the ravine next to our hotel.

                          A bridge across the ravine to a temple on the other side:
                          Last edited by ombugge; December 11th, 2011, 06:32.

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                          • #88
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                            The main buildings in the Temple grounds:


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                            • #89
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                              Very Balinese style:


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                              • #90
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                                Some details:


                                The Temple is surprisingly richly decorated:




                                Even the support beams are carved and gilded:

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