LAST POST BEFORE A TWO WEEK HOLIDAY...
After a too long year, I'm finally going to be able to take a break... Under the circumstances, I won't be blogging or commenting for the next two weeks or so. Hope to be back to your company in blogosphere, and visiting your blogs by mid September. Meanwhile, I just leave you in Bali, and will miss your post and comments...
TEMPLES - SEPTEMBER 2005
The first version of this post was published in late September 2005, on my return from Bali. Then, I wrote, after Clarence's suggestion: "Since you're having just the subtitles you'll see only the best of it, and avoid some «unclean» places, where you could witness the garbage, and feel the terrible smell..."
Some days later, however, there was a second bomb attack in Bali, and I added: "Just after posting this, I heard today’s news on Bali. It seems that Terror struck again and that the worse of it showed for a second time in the island. We were very happy to have had the chance to see it peacefully!
Island of the Gods? Maybe Gods can help people live their lives there..."
Now, I'll just show two of the beautiful temples of Bali, a wonderful island, anyway. Some do even name it Paradise!
"TANAH LOT - Tanah seems to mean earth and Lot ocean, but, according to Wikipedia, it means «Land in the Middle of the Sea» in Balinese language. The temple - Pura Tanah Lot - is Bali's most famous, and said to be there since the 16th century. It consists of a couple of shrines built on a rock on the ocean, that becomes an island at high tide, and that offers terrific sunset views, that we definitely lost, as we were there in the morning... The temple is also said to symbolize the balance between male and female. The same with these pictures..."
"THE OPPOSITE SIDE of the Tanah Lot temple is also a nice spot to be photographed!"
"MENGWI - The Great Royal Temple of Mengwi – Pura Taman Ayun - dates back to 1634. The complex is surrounded by a moat that regrettably was dried out, as some works were being carried on. The carved wooden gates are some of the precious items one may admire in Mengwi"
"MENGWI SHRINES - The multi-roofed meru shrines of Mengwi (some are eleven-tiered) are within the most famous in Bali, and deservedly so..."
"MENGWI GREEN - The environment of the temple is astonishingly beautiful!"
"QUEEN - Sitting apropriately on the throne..."