It’s hard to separate this from the spiritual because so many of the buildings are temples, but we visited a couple of palaces which, of course, also included holy areas.
The following photos are of of Klung Kung. We were advised that this was a “sacral area” and that we needed to don sarongs to enter.
This is known as a split entrance and is a common feature of all temples
figure at the entrance of the justice room
The painted ceiling of the justice room
more ceiling painting in another area of the complex
close inspection of these ceiling paintings revealed them to be of a particularly bloodthirsty nature. Because of the high humidity the paintings need to be restored or re-painted on a regular basis
guarded by figures wearing top hats and black and white checked “skirts”. The figures reminded me, somewhat irreverently, of Winston Churchill!
outside the complex this huge concrete figure had been erected on a roundabout.
Pura Taman Ayun was another water temple surrounded by lotus and lily ponds
Ubud palace complex, door detail
the musicians’ platform
many families may live together in one complex; they simply build a new building to accommodate the new arrivals
every complex will have its shrine area, kitchen and eating areas and sleeping areas. These are pictures of a typical family complex, invariably tantalisingly hidden behind a high wall – the straw mushroom constructions are shrines
If there is not enough room at ground level you simply build on top
This sign (the split gate) means you are approaching a temple
The sea temple at Tanah Lot, probably one of the most photographed temples on the island. Unfortunately the sun wasn’t in the right place for optimum photos even though the place was packed with people wanting to take sunset photos