A tourist from Taipei, great contrast with the sarong.
mercredi 22 novembre 2006
vendredi 17 novembre 2006
In the downstairs shaded part of the Ubud market, this is the local customers part; tourists usually dont come here, it his smelly, dark and a little bit dirty. However, in the morning,sometimes the sunlight success to come in and you can see some nice scenes like this one.
Lebah temple birthday; after all the prayings, gamelan, dances, it's time (very late) for wayang kulit; kinds of flat puppets made of buffalo's skin. A man moves theese puppets and the lamp light projects a shade on a big piece of white material. In the same time , with a very loud and grave voice, he telles the story. The performance can be very long, 2or 3 hours!
This old woman is here everyday, in Ubud market. She's old and walks tilted, but she is still working. She cannot stand with a straight neck, it's why she is looking at you like this; it's not because she doesn't like you!
jeudi 16 novembre 2006
Temple anniversary in Pecalang.The rejang dancers are the only one who can dance inside of the sacred perimeter.They are here a long time before, all dressed and with make-up.
A good moment to catch some expressions and moments...
17 th of august is the anniversary of independance in whole Indonesia ( Merdeka).In Ubud, all the students join in the cremation place with bamboo sticks and when the evening comes ,they light them and parade in the city.But they are here a long time before, just borying...Red and white are the merdeka colors.
It is late, a small bamboo gamelan is playing; only balinese here, men overall.A legong dancer come (it's outside) and choose one man in the circle to dance.Some refuse some do like if they refused and agree, some are pushed by friends and escape, funny...
In the dance, the woman do all to seduce the man, to attrack him, but finally push him away and attrack him again...fascinating demonstration of feminine physical attraction on men in a very suggestive way.
mardi 14 novembre 2006
Family who can do it,make the cremation ceremony, in the days following the death.
It's very expensive and some families have to wait years and years before having the money.
In this case, the death was recent, it's not the same mood. curiously, this women weared some black veil, in Asia white is the usual color for mourning.
In the tower, bringed by the men, is the body, who will be burned in the cremation place.
Men turn around and around to prevent the dead people' spirit from coming back home.
The tower will be burned too.