Travel Photo Thursday, December 30, 2010

Posted by on Dec 29, 2010 in Bali, Travel Photo Thursday, Uncategorized | 10 comments

Thursday has arrived in beautiful Bali, and it’s time for TRAVEL PHOTO THURSDAY. To join in the fun simply post a photo on your blog. Return here and place your link in the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post. Please remember to leave a comment after you link. Finally, if you have a few moments, visit the others who have linked. Perhaps you can give them a tweet, a stumble, or a comment on their TRAVEL PHOTO THURSDAY. If you do tweet a shot, please use the hashtag #tpThursday.

For the past two days the Balinese have been celebrating Anggar Kasih Medangsia, a religious ceremony that is celebrated every six months. The English translation is “tree days”. Other than that, I have not been able to find out too much about this particular Hindu celebration. However, I went to the temple last night, and foreigners were permitted to watch the prayer ceremony (which is unusual). This is one of the worshipers that I was able to photograph…

(Click on the photograph to view a larger version.)

Praying to the Gods


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  1. Wow, I love going to those type ceremomies where no foreigner, or at least very few, have ever been. You hear so much about Antarctica and Machu Picchu they are no longer exotic.
    You’re doing what I like. Thanks, this gave me an idea for a Travel Thursday Photo post and it;s still WED here, I think !

    • It happened to me to participate to a religious ceremony where I was the only foreigner. It was also a joyful ceremony, so everybody was happy to explain to me the meanings… even though I didn’t understand a word (^_^) It is one of my fondest memories from my trips.

    • Mike, I was thrilled to be able to sit in on the prayer ceremony. Very unexpected!

  2. Oh, that’s delicious. You got to see something most other people never will be able to. I love it when that happens.

  3. Bali remainds me of book Eat, pray, love. I’ve never been there but is never too late.

  4. I traveled there last summer, foe me in Asia best places are bali and Maldives.. really beautiful.

  5. A really atmospheric image, Nancie. A great shot, then.
    Happy New Year and all the best for 2011!

  6. Must have been a special moment, being able to watch the ceremony.
    Happy New Year and best wishes for 2011! 🙂


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