A beautiful door and on either side …
a very old clay sculpture in the Shanghai Art Museum
There are many reasons to look for alternative ways to get somewhere….in Ubud its not just about avoiding the noise and the speed with which some people travel the crowded main roads. Its because you just never know what you will find down a back lane or a small gang (as they are known in Indonesia) or an even smaller path that really is only for foot traffic but seem to include the odd motorcycle as well…. it is a wonderland to explore …..and here is some of what I’ve found ovsr the last couple of days…..
This is in the middle of central Ubud….
On the side of a steep flight of stone stairs…
Sparkling in the afternoon sun…..
Along a narrow pathway….
In a back lane….
Along a small gang….
How creative is that!
I love this doorway…..it has looked the same, maybe a little more weathered each time I have passed it for years…….
And another of the beautiful tropical forest that continues to survive despite the intrusion of humans into the landscape.
While walking around the neighborhood where I am staying in Sinaraja Bali I realised that many of the houses had unique gates and walls around their kampung (yard). I found them interesting, attractive and utilitarian all at the same time….. sometimes I would be walking and realise that the view was beautiful…..
This was taken from the back of my house …you can see the mountains in the background.
This is looking the other way…..late afternoon.