Posts Tagged ‘temple’

Bali Stupa

Bali Stupa

(HDR image of the Buddhist stupa at the top of the Bramavihara-Arama Temple, near Banjar, Bali.) The Bramavihara-Arama Buddhist Temple is the religious site to visit in northern Bali; so, we went. The temple is vertical, with grounds, gardens, and shrines on several levels. At the top I emerged at an enormous open space, with wide lawns and seating steps set amongst manicured gardens, leading across a broad stepped field to this impressive stone stupa. The spiritualist in me reveled in the quiet majesty.


Lake Shrine

Lake Shrine

The Ulun Danu has a walled center precinct that is normally closed to the public, as it is actively in use as a Hindu temple. There are a number of attractive and active shrines scattered in the gardens. The two, multi-tiered shrines that are actually in Lake Bratan form what is are probably the most recognizable and often photographed sight on Bali.


Quirigua HDR

Quirigua HDR

High Definition Images (HDR) images taken during a tour group visit to Quirigua Archaeological Park in central Guatemala. Quirigua is home of one of the largest and most well-preserved collections of Mayan stelae and zoomorphs of the Mayan classic period, displayed under thatched roofs in beautifully manicured gardens.


Well Preserved

Well Preserved

Medinet Habu, near Luxor, Egypt.

Touring Egypt 29: “Might I suggest….” My guide, Mr. Muhammad, did not think much of the normal tour, for which I had paid. This was our second day together, and he wanted to recommend a destination that would be better for my interests (read: obsessive photo addict). One pretty cool feature of touring in Egypt (unlike many parts of the world) is that every party gets their own individual tour. You will not be tossed into a bus with 25 other random tourists. If you are with a group, your guide will collect you and your group up with an appropriately sized vehicle (and driver). …


At the Center

At the Center

Karnak Temple, Luxor, Egypt “Family Portrait“ “The Hall“ Touring Egypt 25: Here we are at Karnak Temple, just outside of the modern town of Luxor. Several generations of pharaohs built onto this temple as the center of the ancient Egyptian religion (and therefore government). Karnak is probably the most significant temple complex in Egypt. One […]