Selamat Pagi – Apakabar (How are you?)
Yesterday I took to the streets….again! ….wandering for hours with my point and shoot tucked inside my hand. Some days, due to the heat, I haven’t the energy to lug my SLR. I also note the intensity of light on Bali. It’s way beyond brilliant, making it nearly impossible to catch a shot with good exposure. I am up at 6:00 a.m. but not out on the streets yet (as one needs to be) when there might be an hour of subtle light. Maybe some day…..
Here I’m creating a small photo gallery of my walk as many of you have expressed a liking for photos. Perhaps these will offer some sense of Ubud in a small way. Double click on one; then you can page through full images/descriptors fairly quickly.
Tonight I “moped” with Sumantra to watch the herons land. Apparently it is a stunning view and it’s even the right time of day for a photo. Stay tuned.
A backstreet shop
Taksu Spa and Sanctuary. The nicest in Ubud……and there are hundreds!
Entrance to family compound
One of hundreds of shops
Galleries abound. Unexpectedly, I found and purchased a small contemporary piece illustrating how hard women work here on the island.
Local small grocer
Monkeys everywhere; Particularly in the south end of Ubud near Monkey Forest
A shop for tourists
It’s a challenge to go 8 weeks between cuts….then again, good hair isn’t very doable here, cut or no.
Electric and Hardware store. Surely only the owner can put his finger on what a customer needs. No inch wasted.
Gangs vs. streets? For pedestrians and mopeds. Sometimes amazing surprises at the end
The beads are so tiny, I can hardly see them. It takes her a month to complete one this size.
Apple is everywhere
Laundry…when I see the piles of clothes everywhere, I wonder how they keep things straight. I’ve become ever more committed to my black bucket and basic six clothing items
Swish, swish, swish…..an ongoing sound of brooms.
“Meals on Wheels” Everything on the back of a moped.
Moped access from compound
Route to market which is massive and intense
It was fascinating to watch this female trio strategize how to get these heavy baskets of dirt on their heads. They then walked off up the hill in stately grandeur and unison.