Bali: Religion watches over all

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Ian Stehbens on June 10, 2009

At Garuda Wisnu Kencan Cultural Park, Bukit Peninsula, Bali, this 23M statue of the Hindu god Vishnu was keeping a close watch on the activities of a group of Korean tourists. The whole time I was there, Vishnu never took his eye off them!

Ghiocela on June 11, 2009

Very interesting this statue Hindu! A wonderful photo, Ian! My greetings, Simona

Ian Stehbens on June 11, 2009

Don't you like the way Vishnu has his eye on the tourists, Simona?

Thanks for your lovely responses to this set of images.


gezginruh on June 11, 2009

Anyway it is wonderful. Handsome Visnu is still thinking... :)


Ian Stehbens on June 11, 2009

Greetings dear Füsun. I am sure Vishnu has charmed many a tourist, and it seems that these Korean tourists have attracted his attention too. I wonder what he thinks?


jeff_msn123 on June 11, 2009

Giant head. Nice shot.

Cheers, Jeff

Ian Stehbens on June 11, 2009

I am pleased that it caught your attention too, Jeff. Regards,


Ian Stehbens on June 13, 2009

Again, thank you sincerely, Hans-Jürgen.

Greetings from Ian in Brisbane

Olga I. Yakovenko on June 18, 2009

This head of a sleepy God is very well made. I can only imagine how impressive it may be between forests, Olga

Ian Stehbens on June 18, 2009

Dear Olga,

It is erected on the top of the hill, and originally it was planned by the developers to be much higher and to be riding on a "garuda", but there were strong objections for its height might have disturbed the balance of nature and of the spiritual world. So "Vishnu" is without a body and garuda is to the side without a rider!


jibby17 on October 22

Beautiful photo! Greetings from Manila. Do visit my gallery.

Ian Stehbens on October 23

Thank you for your compliment, Libby. I am sure he is alive and watching what the girls were doing!

Thanks too for your invitation.


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Photo taken in Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Kuta Selatan, Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia

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