The Slow Road
Two Women Wandering the World
This monument in the central square commemorates the event in 1906 when the royal family of Denpasar and its houehold committed ritual suicide (puputan) in the face of a Dutch invasion
This huge four-faced, eight-armed statue of Lord Brahma is the center point of Denpasar and serves as a guardian of the four cardinal directions.
For the puputan, the royal family emerged from the palace dressed all in white, the color of cremation garments in Bali.
The female statue has jewelry in her hand because the royal women flung jewelry and coins in derision at the Dutch troops
The National Museum in Denpasar features palace buildings from different parts of Bali to showcase differences in architechtrue around the island
Costumes for traditional Balinese dances at the National Museum
Keris daggers (which can have curved or straight blades) are prized weapons that also have important ceremonial uses in Bali.
A keris and its wooden sheath
The state temple, Pura Jaganatha, next to the National Museum
On festive occasions, the guardian statues at a temple or shrine are dressed like Balinese men for a ceremony: in a sarong-like cloth, a sash, and a head wrap
A woman leaving offerings at the state temple