Bali Photo Journal
Bali and its warm, friendly people and breathtaking landscapes amazed us daily, during our time in Ubud and the surrounding countryside. Dazzling flowers and lush green plants were everywhere we turned.
Beauty abounds in Bali, from the tiniest flower to the verdant rice fields and huge tropical blooms. The Balinese people view the creation of art as a religious practice and take care and pride in each offering they craft.
Each day, as we walked around Ubud, or toured the region by motorbike or car, we were astounded anew by the gorgeous colors, the lively villages and the spectacular scenery, architecture, carvings and paintings.
This beautiful Lotus Flower at the Karsa Spa in Ubud, Bali symbolizes the serenity and calm that the recipient of their massages receive.
Extraordinary beauty from the remarkable landscaped grounds of the Ulun Danu Beratan, Temple of the Lake in Bali. This Huge Twin Dragon Sculpture is breathtaking.
This amazingly picturesque waterfall is in the interior of Bali between Ubud and the mountains and is a pleasant surprise after a tortuous walk down along a steep but paved path.
Ulun Danu Beratan, known as the Temple of the Lake is actually a complex containing within it’s grounds five other temples and a Buddhist Stupa on the shores of Lake Beratan
The bustling market in Ubud, Bali is jam packed with Balinese locals shopping for their daily groceries and materials to make canangs (offerings).
The Balinese are expert at wood carving, stone carving, batik, and painting. Tou can buy exceptional handicrafts throughout Bali Shops in Ubud sell wonderful art objects.
Beside the terrace to our room in Bali, Indonesia was an ornate metal gate opening to a small shrine. This lovely gold and black dragonfly alighted there for a moment.
Roosters that are often seen in cages by the side of our road in the village near Ubud, Bali are fighting cocks and these days fighting is often to the death.
The Balinese solution to a heated up motorbike using an opened-up cardboard box has the advantage of being free, and you don’t have to carry it along with you.
This woman working in the rice fields arrested my eye with themy shape her body made as she bent in the vibrant green rice field in her tangerine colored clothing.