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Pura Taman Ayun

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 17 April 2012 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Built in 1634, this was the royal temple of the Mengwi kingdom that lasted until 1891. This view is of the front gate.

Around 93 percent of the population is Hindu. So, the temples I saw were all Hindu, I believe.

Beautiful Bali

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

beautiful remains

17 Apr 2012 5:50am

PATRICK from miramas, France


17 Apr 2012 6:36am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Fantastic view and capture Steve. Superb framing and so beautiful tones !

17 Apr 2012 6:40am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Nicely done, the almost-perfect vertical cut of the gate with the structure behind, almost looks like a collage!

17 Apr 2012 6:51am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie capture ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

17 Apr 2012 7:46am

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

Bali is so fascinating!

17 Apr 2012 8:29am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

At first I thought of a giant mirror placed at the top of the stairs. Since I am unable to understand the picture :-))))

17 Apr 2012 8:40am

@Veronique: It's a little confusing. The stairs lead through the gate which has a roofed shrine like structure behind it. Behind that is yet another gate.

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Awesome place to visit especially with a camera.

17 Apr 2012 8:47am

Wendy from Canterbury, New Zealand

Fabulous Steve. I love it. Beautiful place and such a sensitive and interesting capture. Great work.

17 Apr 2012 9:59am

Hooman from Mashhad, Iran

nice shot and beautiful capture.

17 Apr 2012 10:01am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, I love the framing here and the people through the doorway. I thought I was looking into a mirror at first. :-)) Great shot, Steve!

17 Apr 2012 10:48am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Fantastic. They look like ghosts.

17 Apr 2012 10:54am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This beautifully framed shot has a wonderfully surreal feel to it Steve! The people moving in the middle space between the gate and temple have an almost ghost-like feel to them! Nicely captured! ;-)

17 Apr 2012 11:19am

Z from Shanghai, China

The gate is so amazing.

17 Apr 2012 2:51pm

Don from United States

The interesting design gives it a beautiful skyline outline. Nice detail of this very old, venerable place.

17 Apr 2012 3:00pm

Farnaz from tehran, Iran

very nice!

17 Apr 2012 3:53pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

interesting gate ;)

17 Apr 2012 5:20pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Very nice framing of this splendid monument, great shot. Good day.

17 Apr 2012 5:22pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Looks like there is a mirror in the middle.. lovely shot.

17 Apr 2012 5:25pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very beautiful temple, love the colors, a nice play on the eyes ~ very creative frame!

17 Apr 2012 5:34pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle temple mervielleus eiamge et compo sueprbe captage.
Belle soirée

17 Apr 2012 5:43pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent framing, interesting image!

17 Apr 2012 5:56pm

franz from Baden, Austria

you took this from a very clever point of view and it took me a while to get my bearings ... clever of the ancient architects as well !!

17 Apr 2012 6:40pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Interesting view. Colorful

17 Apr 2012 7:11pm

rian from Vestavia Hills, United States

this looks like a star gate of some sort! :D great catch!

17 Apr 2012 7:57pm

Club from Tehran, Iran

Very nice, like a mirror.
Good luck!

17 Apr 2012 8:17pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love that movement

17 Apr 2012 8:30pm

Dokmateo from Manila, Philippines

Very interesting structure! Nice capture!

17 Apr 2012 9:33pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great intricate detail that you've captured in its design!

17 Apr 2012 10:19pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Interesting structure!

17 Apr 2012 10:51pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fabulous view from these interesting remains. Nice shot ..

17 Apr 2012 10:54pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

neat capture

17 Apr 2012 11:21pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

that well kept and beautiful architecture. a good picture that reflects and colors that stand out. a kiss. Alejandra

18 Apr 2012 2:45am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very fine.

18 Apr 2012 4:29am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

What an entrance this is!!! And great colors you've caught!!

18 Apr 2012 6:18am

Gabriela from Bucharest, Romania

Amazing place!

18 Apr 2012 7:32am

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

wonderful shot! lovely colors!

18 Apr 2012 12:05pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb framing !

19 Apr 2012 7:39pm