Thursday, October 07, 2010

Bali - Towering sculptures


The first thing that strikes you about Bali is its art. Its the only island in Indonesia where Hinduism is predoninant and there are temples in every nook and corner and every house has a courtyard filled with temples. But what strikes you are the towering sculptures and statues on the road , inspired by Ramayana and Mahabharata. The giant , Ghatotkacha, is one of the first you would encounter when you step out of the airport. The other characters are Bheema, Karna among others. "Take a picture madam," said my taxi driver ," The roads are going to be widened soon and all these may be removed or destroyed." Sounds familiar, doesnt it !

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16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Magnificent sculptures and such lovely skies for a backdrop! Marvelous captures, Lakshmi! Hope you have a beautiful weekend! And thank you as always for your visit/comment! They are appreciated!

Sylvia

vishesh said...

familiar story. yup.

magiceye said...

wonderful captures!

Dharma Shots said...

Marvelous sky!

Life Ramblings said...

these are fabulous sculptures.

Luna Miranda said...

what dramatic silhouettes they make.

Mridula said...

When i saw it I thought it looks quite familiar. :D

Aaarti said...

Lovely shot, the 1st one...
2nd is full of such intricate sculpting..amazing
Bali is sooo beautiful i can see...

Jeevan said...

its sad part to know everywhere its similar situation. grand statues!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful sculptures.

lina@women's perspectives said...

Great shot :)
I think it won't be destroyed; it's too priceless...

Thanks for dropping by...

Sankara Subramanian C said...

Don't tell me that these beautiful sculptures will be demolished. If so, I must plan a trip to Bali before the landscape changes.

Kamini said...

I remember these statues from my visit to Bali! What a shame if they are going to be destroyed!

Anu said...

These are beautiful! I wonder what makes people want to remove such wonderful works of art, and make way for some really inept pieces of work... maybe they are just jealous of all the wonderful work the ancient artisans managed to make??

Ryan Ανδρεας H said...

Ur post really let me see the different angle of Bali and nice pohtos ^^

Priyank said...

Haven't been to Bali but heard a lot about it and seen in pictures. I hope they somehow manage to preserve them - there seems to be high emotional and touristic value!!