Code Climate Bali Retreat Part 2

Part deux of the Bali adventure.

Code Climate Bali Retreat Part 2

You can view part one here. Day Trip to Klungkung started with a visit to the old aboriginal walled-village of Tenganan.

We visited Tenganan an old aboriginal walled-village where the original inhabitants of Bali live.
The Code Climate tour put their touring shoes on today.
The crew is touring the local textile shop. Lots of very interesting items draped over every possible location.
The shop owner showed us how she creates geringsing. Geringsing is the name of the double ikat cloth that is woven in the village.
Demonstrating her craft. The cool part which is poorly pictured here is the little white pen like thing to the right is a bat bone. She uses that to help move the patterns along the piece so that everything lines up correctly.
The dyed thread.
A box of nuts and plants used to dye fabric.
Thread being prepared to be soaked in dye.
Fabric in the process of being dyed red.
Yellow dye.
JR browsing the available wears.
There was a large assortment of different patterns.
Wooden and metal figures. Some of them are not very happy.
Marshall enjoying his scary mask.
The less scary frog mask and shopkeeper.
A little nook with tartar.
Coconut flesh drying in the sun.
Dog chillen under the shade of a scooter.
Balinese xylophone?
A rooster being held in preparation for a cock fight.
A dog relaxing in the shade he doesn't really have a home.
A very cool looking Suzuki van.
The Code Climate team in front of a very old temple. Some of our mates didn't make it out for this photo.
Noah and MRB.
A protector over the floor yet under the temple roof.
Hall of Justice
Eko, our guide, explaining the old laws depicted on the walls.
Uluwatu cliffs.
Kecak dance at Uluwatu.
Some bonkers old temple. At this point they were all blurring together.
A protector.
Awesome stone relief mounted on a wall.
Back alley / creek in Ubud. Lots and lots of trash everywhere.
Keeping the mind occupied.
Buying some jam.
Jeff making small talk with the locals.
A very geometric desk trinket.
A delicious meal just outside Ubud.

Mother Temple of Besakih

The biggest and oldest temple on the island is Pura Besakih. It is an immense sprawling complex that features amazing views and temples. From Wikipedia:

The precise origins of the temple are not clear but it almost certainly dates from prehistoric times. The stone bases of Pura Penataran Agung and several other temples resemble megalithic stepped pyramids, which date back at least 2000 years. It was certainly used as a Hindu place of worship from 1284 when the first Javanese conquerors settled in Bali. By the 15th century, Besakih had become a state temple of the Gelgel dynasty.
At the steps.
Looking up. The ornate work on the door is spectacular.
Looking down back into the main temple complex.
A quick prayer.
Driving past an immense volcano on the way to our hotel.
Rice patties along the road.
Waiting for ducks to cross the bridge.
Amazing view right outside our hotel.
Entrance to the road our hotel was on in Sidemen.
Panorama of the land in Sidemen.
Flower + pot + water = good photo.
Taking a bath. The water was quite cold mind you.
Jeff really wanted to say he crossed a river by foot in Bali.
Snail enjoying some sort of pounded grain.
Man gathering some reeds that we found in the river.
Farewell Bali.

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