East Bali Panoramas
(Pictures shot in 2006)
Karangasem in East Bali has very beautiful rice paddies, especially in the raining season they are very green. If you are lucky to have a blue sky as well you can take good pictures there. Here a panorama of a traditional rice paddy worker. He asked me if I could do his work, and I said, not yet, then he asked me for a cigarette.
Tirtagangga is a water palace annex swimming pool in Karangasem. Taman Tirtagangga was built in 1948 by King of Karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. It's unique architecture represents a combination of Western, Chinese, and traditional Balinese architecture.
When staying in Padang Bai my wife and I ran into a night ceremony, and with borrowed sarongs, we were allowed to visit. The dance was not only photographed and filmed by tourists, also the Balinese had a full army of filmers and photographers. These ceremonies are actually quite an intimate happening for the villagers, and I felt that all those people running around with camera's were disturbing the atmosphere. I tried to get a good shot, but I was to intrusive and I was firmly asked to respect the tradition. Allthough I live in Bali for 4 years now, am a Hindu myself and married to a Balinese woman, I never felt more like a tourist when they asked me that...
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Karangasem Rice Paddy
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Tirtagangga Water Garden
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Balinese Night Ceremony
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Legong Dance in the night
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Girl Dancers waiting for their turn
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