Wolfgang's photos

Wat Hin Mak Peng at the riverside of Mekong

24 Dec 2018 5 60
Nearby the northern city Nong Khai at the river of Mekong fishing is the pleasure of locals and tourists from far away. Fishing the Mekong River was formerly Nong Khai's biggest earner. Thai and foreign, visit the city every year and come for fishing. Other side of Mekong river is Laotian territory.

Portrait of a Bali girl

29 Feb 2020 6 1 177
I Gusti Agung Ayu Adii Widiadnyani dressed to join the Kuningan festival hold on early morning in the small village Sembung. Adii, as I call her with her short name, was dancing in many different masks as the goddess Vishnu, as the Bidadari flower girl, as the Lenda Lendi demon and at the Sekar Jepun festival. I allready postet her portratis photos in other settings:

Young model in the marigold field

21 Jan 2018 5 3 188
A young Korean tourist guest got captured for a memory photo in the middle of a blooming marigold field. The Bali marigold fields near Klungkung might just be one of the most unique and unexpected landscapes on the island.

Young girl Legong dancing

29 Oct 2016 4 214
Gek Shanti, a young schoolgirl dancing the Legong at the Puputan place in Denpasar. The anniversary of Puputan is remembered each year with ceremonies held across Bali at the various places where Puputan occurred. Gek Shanti, a schoolgirl in the upper class in Denpasar High School of is dancing every year at the Puputan ceremony hold on the same named place in Denpasar.

Titi Banda Statue in Denpasar

09 Feb 2015 4 1 218
For a few months now Denpasar has had a great, monumental symbol, the Titi Banda statue. The construction of this statue was an innovation in embellishing the cityscape of Denpasar. The statue tells stories from the Ramayana epic, namely the story of Rama, in which he defeated the "Titi Banda Bridge" in the middle of the world with the help of a group of monkeys to get to his beloved Sita. The colored lighting is not an exaggeration, the blue glow seems almost kitsch for the western opinion.

Barong dance in Desa Sembung

28 Feb 2020 4 2 199
The picture captured today shows a young boy named I Made Atos Purnama dancing in the Barong mask in front of the home I live on Bali. Barong is probably the most well known dance. It is also another story telling dance, narrating the fight between good and evil. Its a character in the mythology of Bali. He is the king of the good spirits and enemy of Rangda. The boy shows his face underneath the pigs mask to see the steps in the darkness along the street.

Mayun praying at Kuningan

29 Feb 2020 7 1 263
The youngest son of Ni Kadek Mayang praying inside the private temple in Desa Sembung this morning. The holiday Kuningan is to be celebrated today on Bali. Kuningan day, that marks the end of the Galungan holiday, is celebrated every 210 days, ten days after Galungan.

Muslim girls and women on Bali

15 Mar 2020 8 2 196
At the Pantai Pandawa beach goups of muslims came from Java to enter the island Bali. Bali it now has Muslims constituted about 15 per cent of the permanent population. In some parts like the western side of Bali, the percentage is much higher.

The daily pray inside the private temple

10 Apr 2018 9 210
The Balinese consider magic as true and the power of spirits and much of their religion is grounded in this belief. As in Hinduism, Balinese religion is a quest for balance between the forces of good and evil. My photo shows my host and close friend Ni Kadek Mayang Sari, her son Gunggus Wijaya, her nephew I Gusti Agung Wiraditya and her sister in law I Gusti Agung Ayu Swasti who gives the holy water with a flower bloom to every bodies head.

Roofing in Tenganan

01 May 2017 4 1 166
Some Bali Aga workers are roofing the house in Tenganan one of the last origine Bali Aga villages. They built houses with floors above the level of the surrounding ground and used alang (the tough broad leaved grass used as thatch) to roof their houses.

Penataran Temple in Penglipuran

08 Feb 2015 1 186
Penglipuran Village is one of the traditional villages that located in Bangli Regency, Bali Province, Indonesia. Penglipuran village is famous as one of the tourist destinations in Bali because of its society who still preserve their traditional culture in their daily lives. The architecture of buildings and land processing still follows the concept of Tri Hita Karana, the philosophy of Balinese society regarding the balance of relations between God, humans and their environment. Penglipuran Village succeeded in building tourism that benefited all of their communities without losing their culture and traditions. In 1995, Penglipuran Village also received a Kalpataru award from the Indonesian Government for its efforts to protect the Bamboo Forest in their local ecosystem.

Four beauties in Penglipuran

08 Feb 2015 3 1 163
Cute Balinese girls represent themselves on the street inside the Open Air Museum Penglipuran nearby Kintamani middle of the island Bali. The girls invited me to join the round walk in the beautiful highland village.

Pura Tanah Lot

06 Mar 2011 12 1 184
Pura Tanah Lot epitomizes the romantic island of Bali. Tanah Lot means "Land in The Sea", a perfectly fit name for its unique offshore settings. The silhouette of Pura Tanah Lot is one of the most popular iconic features of Bali. The temple was built to worship Bhatara Segara, or the god of the sea.

Outrigger boats at Desa Bunutan

03 Feb 2015 2 1 106
My starting point for amazing dive tours nearby Amed hiring the boat for 38 US$ eight hours.

Komang and Komang

03 Feb 2015 8 1 202
Hi, my name is Komang from Bali, and my name is Komang too. Two girls playing in the water at the beach of Jemeluk. Both names are Komang. This name is traditionally given to the third-born child in Balinese families

Gamelan player at the saron barung

04 Jul 2015 5 1 177
The gamelan music is the typical music on Bali and sounds mostly at the evening on most places in Balinese villages. The gamelan predates the Hindu-Buddhist culture that dominated Indonesia in its earliest records and thus represents an indigenous art form. The men playing the saron, an instrument played in every gamelan orchestra. In a pelog scale, the bars often read 1-2-3-5-6-7 across (the number four is not used because of its relation to death.

Anom in the mask of Celuluk

12 Jul 2015 100
Celuluk is one of the characters in the Calonarang dance drama based on the story of the 11th century King Erlangga, who was born in Bali, and became one of the greatest kings of Java. Colonarang is the widow witch who becomes Rangda. The powerful drama is always played at night in the village I was invited in Sukawati-Gianyar.

Dancing lesson in Pemuteran

22 Apr 2017 2 178
Dancing school twice a week. The girls learning Balinese dancing from young age taught by the dancing teacher. Balinese dance is beautiful and unique, and is closely connected to religious rituals. Dancers use all parts of their body, including their faces and eyes. Hand gestures are very important.

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