This is a great statue in the centre of a big roundabout in Bali. It is difficult to photograph due to the traffic. It is a popular Balinese god. Bali is very different to the rest of Indonesia (as are most other islands). It had the highest concentration of Hindu shrines of anywhere in the world, including India. But the Balinese Hinduism is very unique.
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The Tengger caldera crater has three volcanoes. I have climbed the smallest (Bromo; 2392m) to take this picture. The volcano is belching noxious gasses, and it was difficult to breath.
On the right you can just make out the path. Just below that, a Hindu Temple on the crater base.
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As you can see Bromo was quite active on the day I visited. And the wind was blowing North east, obscuring the view. Again, you can just make out the staircase up bromo, and below that, the Hindu Temple on the crater base.
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Batok, Bromo, Kursi and Semeru can just be made out fom here. It wasnt the best conditions on that day. There was quite a bit of volcanic smoke and clouds. But three volcanoes from one view point isnt bad!
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