Tuesday, April 28, 2009

View from Pura Luhur Uluwatu

One of Bali's holiest temples, Pura Luhur Uluwatu, sits on the tip of a sheer rocky promontory jutting out over the Indian ocean. It is located at the farthest southwestern tip of Bali and dedicated to the spirits of the sea. Situated about 240 ft above sea level you can see the curve of the earth. My slight fear of heights keeps me from getting too close to the edge, but just close enough to get this view of the cliffs and the crashing surf below. It is one of those places on the island where people gather to watch the sunset, but, by then we are just up the road watching the sunset while eating fresh grilled fish on the beach at Jimbaran. 

5 comments:

Ann said...

These are so beautiful! I can feel a bit of your vertigo in this view, but it's lovely just the same :)

sue said...

Really lovely, Jennifer! Great job on both counts! Have fun sailing--nothing better than being on the water.

Sandy said...

WOW on all counts!

Joan Gillman Smith said...

This is so dramatic! Scale and sense of distance is perfect. It would hold its own hanging next to a Sargent watercolor.

Beegirl said...

Beautifully captured! Looks like a wonderful location. Love seeing Bali through your eyes.