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Posts tagged ‘Bali’

travel theme: fruit

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fruit offerings in Bali

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strange fruit found in Thailand

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“custard pie” fruit found in Thailand

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fruit sellers in Hanoi

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fresh orange juice sellers in India

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mango and sticky rice as prepared at cookery school in Cambodia

sharing with Ailsa

Sunday Stills: agriculture

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ducks are sent out to play for the day in the ricefields in Bali

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terraced ricefields in Bali

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a clove tree, Bali

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lotus fields in Cambodia

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the seed heads are harvested and brought into town to be sold

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this lake of pink water lilies in north eastern Thailand is not only a tourist attraction (people come from miles around to see them) but the plants provide floral offerings for the temple as well as the roots and stems for eating.

Sharing with Sunday Stills

travel theme: graceful

Like Ailsa, I’m completely graceless so there won’t be any photos of me here. Fortunately we’ve seen plenty of graceful people and things on our travels. Bali was the most graceful – the people, their temple offerings, their temples …

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Balinese dancer

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How do Balinese women look so graceful carrying things on their heads?

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floral offering

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temple penants

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garden statuary

Did you find something graceful to share this week?

travel theme: numbers

It would appear that, unlike Ailsa, I’ve accumulated a fair few photos of numbers during my travels:

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some numbers in Bali:

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and the Ankeruhr clock in Vienna:

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when this clock strikes 12 at midday all the 12 figures process across the face of the clock

Terrific Tuesday Trials: bedazzle

Terrific Tuesday Trials is a new photography challenge blog I’ve just discovered.

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traditional Balinese dancer’s headdress

but of all the places I’ve visted, I think I’ve been most bedazzled in Thailand and, especially, in Bangkok’s Grand Palace. There’s colour and gold wherever you look.

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Daily Post: between

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ducks in Ubud, Bali

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between heaven and earth, Bali

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the space in between the gateposts at temple entrances

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A Balinese funeral procession – caught in the in-between, not quite yet in the afterlife.
Visitors (including foreigners) are welcome to attend funerals. Indeed,in Ubud (and probably elsewhere), notices of forthcoming funerals are published to encourage maximum attendance.

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travel theme: yellow

Most of my “yellow” photos seem to be of flowers so it was a challenge to find some yellow photos that weren’t of flowers and yet I still had to include at least one of those.

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arch of yellow orchids in Singpore’s botanical gardens

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gilding shop, Singapore

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do these sun conurs, photographed in Singapore’s bird park, count as yellow or orange?

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bananas, temple offerings, Singapore

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Singapore aquarium

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yellow lichen in Luxembourg

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yellow shrine in Denpasar market, Bali

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Klung-Kung temple gate, Bali

Visit Where’s my backpack to see more ‘yellow’ inspired photos

Weekly photo challenge: grand

The Weekly photo challenge has hosted a “Big” photo challenge in the past, but for this week’s challenge, they want us to consider not just the size of something, but also that special element: the “wow factor” of a scene or subject that makes a picture so stunning. That magical quality we’re always out looking for and so excited to capture with our cameras.

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fields of lotus flowers in Cambodia

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some of the residents of the floating village of Tonle Sap in Cambodia

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the white temple at Chiang Rai, Thailand

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the lake of pink water lilies in north eastern Thailand

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rice terraces in Bali

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temple decorations in Bali

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decorations for the children’s festival in Bali

What ‘wowed’ you? people? architecture? a weird and wonderful plant? a painting? a landscape?

Travel theme: delicate

Ailsa was feeling a little delicate this week so she chose the word ‘delicate’ for her travel theme.

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a leaf dragon sea horse photographed in Singapore’s aquarium

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traditional Balinese head dress

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delicate Balinese floral offerings

weekly travel theme: beaches

Ailsa’s challenge this week was BEACHES

My favourite beach
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different views of the beach at Lynmouth, UK

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view of distant Porlock bay, UK

Some beaches further afield
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evening on the beach at Seminyak, Bali

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a vendor of kites on the beach in Bali

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a Balinese fishing boat

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boats on the beach at Amed, Bali

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children’s festival on the beach in Bali