Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

Bali 4 - The Flower

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 8 December 2006 in Lifestyle & Culture.

As well as dragonflies, statues were also all over the place in Bali, mostly linked to the predominant religion on the island, Hinduism. There were many Bhuddist ones too though.
Everyday, they would each have a fresh, white and yellow or red flower placed behind the left ear by peoples' unknown.......to me at least. Something to do with the left and right and the yin and yang apparently.
If any viewers could shed some light on this I'd love to hear it.
Thanks for visiting!

Canon EOS Kiss X 1/800 second F/5.0 ISO 400 95 mm

Planning a trip to Kyoto? See the best of what Kyoto has to offer on one of my private photography workshops: Classic Kyoto Photography

My spotlight images.

badala from Leiria, Portugal

Great picture. I love the flower.

8 Dec 2006 5:31pm

Myst from Bologna, Italy

Great macro. Beautiful flower, quite delicate

8 Dec 2006 10:12pm

Darren from Japan

You're so lucky Stu to go to a warm place I love summer and the flower you have captured here reminds me of the tropics. Nice shot.

8 Dec 2006 11:45pm

Craig Persel from Montreal, Canada

Nice touch. Well done.

9 Dec 2006 11:17am

Still from VALENCE, France

Beautiful contrast between the stone and the flower!

9 Dec 2006 9:55pm

H.O from Victoria, Canada

:)

12 Dec 2006 6:31am