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 photographer. Born in Europe but raised in the United States, she has lived in Valletta, Malta; Heidelberg, Germany; and Split, Croatia. 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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