Thursday, September 4, 2008

family temples

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the top priority for almost every home in south bali is to build a temple in the north-east corner of the compound, a location relative to the island's highest mountain. we were able to walk through two villages, and we saw the tops of the family temples peeking out over each property's tall walls, but only on one half of the road, since the north-east corner doesn't face out onto the street for the row of houses on the opposite side. in this photo below, the girl is setting out the offering and you can see the tops of the temples on the left.
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice photography, as always. The gate of this compound is amazingly intricate. Was this a local temple complex or, more interestingly, a true family owned entry?

Jason

cheryl said...

this was one family's housing complex!