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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mount Batur Volcano in Bali

Beautiful Mount Batur can be seen from a distance and the view is quite breathtaking. It is still an active volcano near Mount Agung, in Bali, Indonesia. The south east side of the larger caldera has a caldera lake. The inner 7.5-kilometer-wide caldera is approximately 25,000 years old. It is possible to take a special trip to climb the mountain. Mining is going on near the bottom of Mount Batur, to collect the volcanic debris and rock for building purposes.




A closer look at the Batur volcano in Bali.



Seen from the far distance the mountain of Batur looks very imposing.


You might also like panoramic photos of the snow-capped Swiss mountains:  Photos taken from Jungfrau, a summit in the Swiss Alps or Swiss Alps from the air or try the labels of SwitzerlandSceneryNature or Nature Headers or  Backgrounds
Scenes from India: Panchgani scene of lake and hills or if you are looking for a  really green nature scene, try this: Free Headers of Nature Scenes - Lake and Trees. Or Nature scenes of hills, valleys and trees or Scenes from the Matheran Mountains or Ghat


Monday, November 17, 2014

Faces and expressions from Bali

These are some faces from Bali, Indonesia - the young and the old.

A young woman on the streets of Bali. Caps and head coverings here are a way of life, not for religious reasons(Bali has a mostly Hindu population) but to protect themselves from the harsh sun.  Both men and women were caps of some sort, or scarves. Women wear head coverings for ceremonious reasons also.

Young woman from Bali


A middle aged vendor from Bali.

Bali vendor


An old woman from Bali, Indonesia.

Old woman from Bali

You might also like to see sketches of different expressions: Expressions of irritation, annoyance and anger or if you are looking for more portraits you can check out:  Old Rural Indian Men portraits and expressions
Or try all the posts filed under people for interesting photographs of people from all over the world.



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Photos of the ancient musical instrument the Metallophone

A metallophone is a musical instrument made of tuned metal bars which are struck to make sound with different types of things like a wooden mallet for instance. These are ancient in origin and originally from Asia. There are many different types of metallophones and these photos are ancient metallophones from Bali, Indonesia.

Man playing a Metallophone


 Metallphones have a single row of bars.

Metallophone

You might also like The Tarpa Wind Instrument of Indian Tribes or Musician in the London Metro or Street musicians playing the panpipe or Pilgrims singing and playing the Manjira musical instrument

Friday, November 7, 2014

Singapore National Museum

This is the Singapore National Museum. Quite impressive from the outside. A spanking white building and neat lawns.

Singapore National Museum


The architecture of this museum is very attractive. As soon you enter there is a very high ceiling and a huge dome.

Inside the Singapore National Museum


To the right there are art galleries, and there are some upstairs too. To the left are some restaurants.

Art Gallery

Go on ahead and you come to a seemingly outdoor area but it is covered completely from the top although it lets the sunlight in. There are art exhibitions and galleries to the right and an escalator which leads to the top where the main attraction - a visual display of the history and culture of Singapore is shown.

Singapore National Museum


To the left of this open (yet covered) courtyard area there is a popular restaurant which serves organic and natural food. Fruit juices are not freqently found in Singapore cafes, but here we had a fresh orange juice for just 5 Singapore dollars. Here the price of an average wholesome meal ranges from 7 - 12 Singapore dollars and a few snacks/salads/drinks for half the price. There are other Food For Thought restaurants in Singapore.

To the right of the image you can get a glimpse of a pathway to the main auditorium where the display of Singapore's history is shown.

Cafe in the Singapore museum

You might also like Statues and sculptures of women at the Sistine Chapel or Male sculptures in Vatican city museum or Chinese Emperor's Crowns

Or check out all the images in the Sistine Chapel including that of exterior architecture and other types of art.

More related images: The Louvre Museum Paris - exterior and interior with pieces of art
Sketches of Venus de Milo at the Louvre in Paris or Venus de Milo at the Louvre in Paris or Painter at the Louvre, Paris

Monday, November 3, 2014

Cambodian Sticky Rice street food

Sticky Rice is a popular snack found on the roads in Cambodia. Healthy and tasty, it costs only about 1500 Riels, which amounts to less than half a US dollar. A small amount of raw rice mixed with condiments like a few black beans, sugar and coconut with a little salt is stuffed into a bamboo container as shown below. Then it is sealed with a few thick strands of soft bamboo, before being cooked on a slow fire.

Cambodian rice seller



Sticky Rice in Bamboo being cooked on a slow wood fire. It can take several hours.

Sticky Rice


The seal is then removed and the sides of the bamboo is peeled slowly, revealing the sticky and very tasty, smoky rice.

Rice seller in Cambodia


These are on sales on the streets and highways and is a healthy and economical snack.

Sticky Rice in bamboo

You might also like Healthy Snacks or Cooking pizza in a wood fired brick oven in Italy or Road-side food stalls or street food or check out all the photos filed under Food or Snacks.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Interesting and colourful people from India!


These are people whose images were captured on the streets, but difficult to figure out exactly what is going on with them. Unfortunately in this first photograph I could not get the face but the outfit itself was intriguing. This old man is dressing himself up in fancy shiny gear, and its curious as to why! He is stuffing something into the back of a scooter. more colourful shiny material.

Colorful old man


This one is surely a homeless woman sitting and staring vacantly around.

Woman on the street


A closer look shows that she is not old at all, but quite young, possibly in her thirties. And she is wearing make-up, which makes one suspect her calling. Homeless people do not generally use make-up.

Street lady

You might also like to see Indian Men Portraits
Or for photos of homeless people: Tramps on the streets of Italy or Drunk and drugged people lying on the roads or Homeless in India - Photographs

Monday, October 27, 2014

Ice cream vendor carts


These are photographs of ice-cream carts in India. The first one is a well known brand, Kwality Walls.
Kwality Walls ice-cream cart


However, most of the ice-cream carts that are seen roaming around the city sell relatively unknown brands, and some of them may not be safe to eat! This photo is taken in Puducherry.

Ice-cream cart on the beach


An unknown brand of ice-cream, called Bharkadevi Mix Ice-cream! Best to stay away!

Unsafe ice-cream


Ice-cream of a well known brand, Mother Dairy Chocolate Chip ice-cream being eaten from a cup.

Ice-cream in cup

These photographs might interest you: Muesli Nutrition Comparison and misleading labelling or Monkey eating Ice golas! or Young girls enjoying an ice-cream bar or High Calorie Food - Sausages and Fries or Snacks from India
Or check out any of the labels below this post.