Wolfgang's photos


  • Balinese worshippers at the Pengrebongan ceremony

    The onlookers standing beside the parade in the temple where the Barong and the Rangda witch is passing three times, turning around the temples premise.

  • Believers fall in trance

    Many of the worshipper are falling in real trance during the Pengrebongan celebration in Kesiman/Denpasar. The man sticks the Kris sword into his throat as a symbol sign of self-torture.

  • Street party near Pengrebongan festival

    Every temple ceremony is a great event where hundreds or thousands Balinese people coming as worshippers and pilgrims. In front of the temple people have their entertainment on street parties by sweeties, snacks, candies or paraphernalia. Great this penjo…


  • About Ogoh-Ogoh

    Contrary to popular tourist belief, the tradition of Ogoh-Ogoh is relatively new, with its origins in the 80s. Balinese often say that one of the motivations was to give the Balinese youth something constructive to do when preparing for the upcoming New Y…

  • Onlooker at the Pengrebongan ceremony

    Balinese spectators and worshippers at the Pengrebongan festival in Pura Dalam Kesiman. Nerebong or ngurek is one tradition done in Bali. the Pengrebongan commonly performed in the Dalam temple in Kesima only. A destination for thousands of spectators com…

  • Galih

    Galih, the boy from my host family is in the age of 10 years. He is ready to go to the Pengrebongan festival dressed in solemnly Balinese outfit.


  • Trisna

    The girl Trisna is in the edge of 8 years and already speaking some words English. Balinese kids normally grow up with two languages, the Balinese and the Bahasa Indonesia.

  • Happy New Year greetings from Bangkok

    My best greetings and wishes to all my photo friends. I'm looking forward keep sharing nice pictures with you. Wolfgang

  • Bali Aga girl Lintang

    Every visitor on Bali should not miss a tour to Bali Aga villages near the Gunung Batur volcano and on the Danau Batur lake. The girl in Tenganan a Bali Aga village is in the age of 15 years. Her name is Lintang which is the name of a star.


  • Bali Aga girl Sujatmi in Trunyan

    Her name is Sujatmi a common Bali Aga girls name. In some Bali Aga village people live without the casta system and use different names than normaly called in Bali.

  • Temple in the water

    Surrounded by water, with hills in the distance, Ponjok Batu temple in Tejakula is a spiritually enriching site. The priest of the Pura Ponjok Batu helped a fisherman from Lombok island when the fisherman’s boat sank at Ponjok Batu each. The fisherman fou…

  • Performance in Taman Budaya

    The demon queen walks through the Candi Bentar and steps down during an performance in Taman Budaya an Balinese exhibition in Denpasar. Rangda is the demon queen of the leyaks in Bali, according to traditional Balinese mythology. Terrifying to behold, the…


  • Big Gamelan orchester in Denpasar

    From far away people were listening to the sonority of a big orchester playing the traditionel Balinesian Gamelan music. The word Gamelan comes from the ancient roots "gambel" (Bali) and "gamel" (Java). Gambel means to play, musically. In Indonesian langu…

  • Air Panas in Banjar

    The sacred hot springs 'Air Panas' of Banjar are set in the midst of the jungle in a beautifully landscaped tropical garden, close to Lovina Beach, and it consist of three public pools.

  • Balinese family in hot springs

    he sacred hot springs 'Air Panas' of Banjar are set in the midst of the jungle in a beautifully landscaped tropical garden, close to Lovina Beach, and it consist of three public and one private pool. Mostly local people come to enjoy a bath in the holy h…


  • Boy greets in Singaraja

    Balinese kids everywhere on the island like to proof their English language and beeing photgraphed, looking the result immediatelly on cameras monitor. This boy was one of a group children playing in front of the Chinese temple Ling Gwan Kiong

  • Worshippers on the Pandawa Beach

    The Balinese call their religion Agama Tirta ("Science of the Holy Water"), an interpretation of religious ideas from China, India, and Java. Agama Tirta is much closer to the earth and more animist than Indian Hinduism. Fire, water, and flowers are the…

  • Statue of Arjuna

    An statue out of five at the Pandawa beach on Nusa Dua. rjuna refers to the legendary archer Arjuna from the Hindu epic Mahratta, which explains why Juna's weapon against the Raaja is a bow.


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