Wolfgang's photos

  • Gate to Quán Thánh Temple in Hanoi

    One of the main destination for every tourist visiting Hanoi city. During its long history, Quán Thánh Temple has been renovated several times, most recently in 1893 when the principal gate and the shrine were redone, so the architecture is a mixture of t…

  • Sculptures as Balinese kendang players

    A welcome sign at the gate to the Open Air Museum Taman Nusa in Kabupaten (province) Gianyar on Bali. The sculptures have an appearance like real human beings.

  • Playing the Angklung

    The girl in the Taman Nusa open air museum playing the Balinese Xylophone called Angklung. The Angklung is a musical instrument made of two to four bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame.

  • Working on Bali batik

    It would be impossible to visit or live on Bali and not be exposed to one of the country's most highly developed art forms, batik. The word batik is thought to be derived from the word 'ambatik' which translated means "a cloth with little dots".

  • A temple in the lake

    Bedugul is the first destination when I visit Bali. The temple premise Pura Ulun Danu Bratan in the volcanic lake I captured already many times. This is perhaps the most photographed temple on the island and is certainly one of the iconic images of Bali.…

  • Bali girl Gek Adii

    A seventeen year young girl in Sembung, a small village in the Balinese province Mengwi.

  • Wat Khuean Ubolratana in Khon Khaen

    An amazing temple complex out the main road nearby the Ubolratana dam in Khon Khaen province. The name is from the princess and Thailands king oldest daughter HRH Ubol Ratana

  • Rittong in dress for ceremony

    Rittong, an eighteen year Balinese girl in Kesiman/Denpasar before going to the Pengrebongan ceremony.

  • Barong comes very close

    Barong is probably the most well known dance. It is also another story telling dance, narrating the fight between good and evil. This dance is the classic example of Balinese way of acting out mythology, resulting in myth and history being blended into on…

  • At the market near the temple festival

    Around temple ceremony in Kesiman a quarter in the capital Denpasar. Ladies are dressed in the traditional outfit to join the temple ceremony. The Selempot (temple sash) is most important to wear into the temples area.

  • 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…

  • Ni Kadek Mayang Sari

    This photo is posted out of my normal sets. Its captured with a cheap and simple Chinese smartphone camera. The result of the colors were not acceptable and unbearable. Bat after converting in b/w the result is like nostalgic. Its capture during a Galung…

  • Playing card during the day of silence

    Adii, the girl dancing in the costume of Vishnu a day before, is playing cards with her neighbor friends on the day of silence. It means no working, no noise, no fire or light, including no electricity, no TV no radio, no traveling, strikt fasting and no…

  • Last fixing for the dance as Vishnu

    Is everything perfect fixed, the dance as Vishnu is going on. All the dresses, costumes and masks are belong to the commune of the village Sembung.

  • Gek Adii and her mother Ibu Agung Raka

    The girl without the costume as Vishnu. Adii already started Balinese dancing in the age of 12 years.

  • Get dressed and fixed for the Nyepi dancing

    A relative and cousin of my Balinese friend, her name is Gek Adii and she is in the age of 16. She get makeup and dressed in traditional costume as the deity Vishnu for the Nyepi dancing performed on the village market place.

  • Gek Adii is ready for her dance performance

    After working more than half an hour for dressing, fixing and makeup, Gek Adii in the age of 16 years is ready for her occurs - after my photoshoot in the dressing room. Her costume shows her as Vishnu, one of the most significant deities in Hinduism.

  • Rakshasa looking in your eyes

    Neighboring man is dressed as Rakshasa. In Hindu mythology, a type of demon or goblin. Rakshasas have the power to change their shape at will and appear as animals, as monsters, or in the case of the female demons, as beautiful women. They are most powerf…

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