Statuesque Bali

Bali’s statues and reliefs are extraordinary. Drawing spiritual inspiration from a blend of Buddhism and Balinese Hinduism, the figures wear coats of moss and crowns of hibiscus and marigold flowers.

They are indeed statuesque.

A Balinese Buddha statue holds a red hibiscus.
A statue wearing a marigold "crown" in Bali.
A Balinese statue.
A grey Balinese statue.
A statue in Bali overgrown with grass and moss.
An orangish-brown Balinese statue stands beside a shrine.
A grey statue wears hibiscus flowers reminiscent of earrings.
A moss-covered statue in Bali.
Black and white fabric is draped around the waist of a Balinese statue.
A Balinese statue draped with black and white fabric.
A statue seated in lotus position holds a red hibiscus flower.
A green and gold Balinese statue stands in front a wooden building.
A grey Balinese statue id decorated with a red hibiscus flower.

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Photography & text © Tricia A. Mitchell. All Rights Reserved.

Published by Tricia A. Mitchell

Tricia A. Mitchell is a freelance writer and a co-founder of Eloquence. Born in Europe but raised in the United States, she has lived in Valletta, Malta, as well as Heidelberg, Germany. An avid globetrotter who has visited more than 65 countries, she has a penchant for off-season travel. Tricia has learned that travel’s greatest gift is not sightseeing, rather it is the interactions with people. Some of her most memorable experiences have been sharing a bottle of champagne with distant French cousins in Lorraine, learning how to milk goats in a sleepy Bulgarian village, and ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with a Hanoi family. She welcomes any opportunity to practice French and German, and she loves delving into a place’s history and artisanal food scene. A former education administrator and training specialist, Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in international relations. She and her husband, Shawn, married in the ruins of a snowy German castle. They’ve been known to escape winter by basing themselves in coastal Croatia or Southeast Asia. Though they are currently nomadic, they look forward to establishing a European home someday. Her writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Frommer’s, and International Living.

5 thoughts on “Statuesque Bali

  1. What a lovely subject to photograph. I can imagine these statues impart a kind of calmness over the country. Great photos – as usual. You will need to blog on your learnings of DSLR snapping to help us novices!

    1. The DSLR capabilities are a bit overwhelming – I’m trying to take in the learning a bite at a time. :-) If you google camera tutorials on Youtube, you’ll find a wealth of information there!

    1. It certainly is a vibrant place, TBM. I sometimes enjoy converting my images to black & whites, but with a rainbow of colors at my disposal, around every corner, it seems it would be a crime in such an environment!

      We’re saddened to leave Bali in a few days, but we’ve been so lucky to have spent 3 weeks here!

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