Monday, August 27, 2012

Mustache trimming

There's a small tent city that has popped up along the roadside recently.  I think most of the city dwellers are construction laborers.

It's hard for me to fathom what living along a major road way would be like, thousands of vehicles passing by every hour.

And for this man to just sit there, calmly trimming his mustache like no one else can see him--that's an amazing sense of personal space he has.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Island airport

The Bali airport is built right out into the edge of the sea.
So when you come down to land, the water rushes up beneath you.

And suddenly there's the runway, out in the water.

It's a pretty cool thing to soar over the fishermen and feel like you're about to skim to a stop on water.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua is where the 5-star hotels hang out in Bali--probably because it's just such a beautiful place with blue, blue water.
It's also where Water Blow is found--and that is something worth seeing.
This is where the Indian Ocean meets the cliffs on the eastern side of Bali. 

The waves roll up and get caught in a gap, building up pressure until it explodes up into a burst of sea spray.
If you're standing in the right--or the wrong, depending on your perspective--place at just the right moment, you'll be soaked.
Soon after I took this woman's photo, she was dripping wet and sorry for having stood so close.
Other times the water seems to only lick the sides of the cliff and roll away again.

Nusa Dua, Water Blow is a beautiful place to sit and watch the sea.