Thursday, March 22, 2012

Focus on Bali: Culture

As promised, but long overdue, are some photos from our trip to Bali last month.  I hope you enjoy them!

This was a fire dance at sunset next to the beach.  It was quite a moving experience!

Hindu offerings were everywhere and the kids had fun counting how many they could find. 


 Water lillies and temples = tourist heaven.




I went a little crazy on the stone sculpture photography.  Sorry.  But...isn't it cool?


 A stunning temple set on this cliff.


More intricate stone carving at a great little temple we visited.  Temples are a huge part of their daily life so remote ones sans tourists can still be found. Loved that. 

Offerings to the max, the day after a Hindu holiday.

Of course the doors got my attention!

OK I'm done with the stone carving photos now.  :)

Next up:  Shots of the beautiful, happy Balinese people.  I think you'll really like 'em!

15 comments:

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Just beautiful, Barbara! I can only imagine how magnificent it must have been in person. Thanks for sharing!

I Dream Of said...

Beautiful and so interesting. What a wonderful adventure to be able to share with your family! Looking forward to seeing more.

Acquired Objects said...

I've never been to Bali so this was great to see Barbara even if you did overload on the statue thing...;)

XX
Debra~

Splendid Sass said...

Barbara-
These images are breathtaking! I can't image seeing so many history rich places. Thank you so much for sharing.
Happy Thursday.
Teresa
xoxo

Splendid Market said...

Beautiful images, Barbara. I've always been curious about Bali, after seeing these photos, it's moving up on my "places to go" list. Looking forward to seeing more.

The Vintique Object said...

Whoa, those photos you took of the doors are amazing, Barbara! You are one well-traveled lady. I'm only a little jealous...well, ok, a lot jealous! :)
Camille

The Vintique Object said...

Whoa, those photos you took of the doors are amazing, Barbara! You are one well-traveled lady. I'm only a little jealous...well, ok, a lot jealous! :)
Camille

5th and State said...

"over-do" away, loved all these images

my fav was the temple on the cliff. ok, will start playing the lottery, better yet, i will just stay tuned!

debra

Wida said...

Ughhh I LOVE Bali. I've been there once or twice when I was little and I just remember the beauty of being attacked by a little monkey haha.

Wida
Missing Amsie Blog

The enchanted home said...

Amazing Barbara..one place I really want to go. My son was just overseas in Thailand, Indonesia and almost went since he was so close but was so fascinated by the culture in that part of the world, and I can see through your pictures...it is very much the core of life there. How fascinating! I hope to make that trip one day.....

Thoughts on Design said...

Lush, lush, lush!!! Great images for color and texture inspiration. Keep your travelogue coming!

Cheers,
John

www.urbanorchardinteriors.com said...

So beautiful Barbara! I am adding Bali to my list of places I want to travel someday. I'm so happy to have found you and your blog! Thanks for your sweet comments on mine today. I look forward to seeing more of your inspirations here.

-Lane

Karen said...

Barbara,
What an amazing trip. The images are great and the doors and stone statues are beautiful.
Karen

Shauna at Classically Chic Design said...

WOW, what a trip of a life time. I love all of the stone carvings, gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

xo
Shauna

villa bali seminyak said...

These are absolutely beautiful photos! I would definitely love to go there one day :) Thanks for sharing!

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