Monthly Archives: July 2012

Meet Baby ‘Dillon’—50% Balinese, 50% British and 100% Adorable (Photo of the Day)

Dillon--1/2 Balinese, 1/2 British baby

Today’s photo, shot on an iPhone, is of a lovely child—I Gede Dillon—whom I met here in Amed, Bali (Indonesia) several days ago. He’s 6 months old…and half Balinese, half British and 100% adorable! I’ve had so much fun getting to know him and photographing him that I just had to share one of his…

Borobudur Buddha and Stupa, Central Java, Indonesia (Photo of the Day)

Borobudur Buddha and Stupa

Today’s photo is of one of the Buddhas and bell-shaped ‘stupas’ at Borobudur, the Mahayana Buddhist monument in Central Java, Indonesia. With approximately 500 statues of Buddha, it is one of the largest Buddhist monuments in the world. The monument, which was built between AD 780 and 840, resembles a mandala–a wheel-shaped symbol of the…

‘Shinta’ and ‘Rama’—Ramayana Ballet Couple—at Prambanan Temple (Photo of the Day)

Rama and Shinta

I took this photo of ‘Rama’ and ‘Shinta’, the famous couple in the Ramayana Ballet, during the dance-drama performance on stage at Prambanan Temple–with the nearly full moon in the distance. It was a nice way to end the day, which began with a visit to Borobudur…

Meet ‘Hendrik’—the Indonesian Man I Couldn’t Stop Photographing…


The minute I saw this Indonesian (Batak) man, I knew I wanted to take a photo. Maybe a few. Not only was the guy handsome, but he looked cool. And different somehow. For a moment, I wondered if he was an Asian film star. Had I seen him on the big screen at an arthouse…

Blue Water and Sky: Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia (Photo of the Day)

Lake Toba as seen from Samosir Island

Lake Toba, as seen from Samosir Island (N. Sumatra, Indonesia), is today’s travel photo. The lake, which is nearly the same size as Singapore (100 kilometres long and 30 kilometres wide), is the result of the eruptions of a ‘super volcano’ that occurred about 70,000 years ago.

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Rice Paddy and Sky Reflection, Bali (Photo of the Day)

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