Photo: Quick Visit To Oman

Walking away from the tourist [2015:EO]

Walking away from the tourist [2015:EO]

The Mosque of the Great Prophet, a Shia Mosque, in Muscat, Oman [2015: EO]

The Mosque of the Great Prophet, a Shia Mosque, in Muscat, Oman [2015: EO]

Photograph of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman in Nizwa Souq [2015: EO]

Photograph of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman in Nizwa Souq [2015: EO]

Fort at the old port of Muscat [2015: EO]

Fort at the old port of Muscat [2015: EO]

Omani Dhow at the Old Port of Muscat [2015: EO]

Omani Dhow at the Old Port of Muscat [2015: EO]

Nizwa Date Plantation [2015: EO]

Nizwa Date Plantation [2015: EO]

Beduin Lady [2015: EO]

Beduin Lady [2015: EO]

A clean yet modern city of Muscat [2015: EO]

A clean yet modern city of Muscat [2015: EO]

Trying to wear Omani veil of Bedu Woman [2015: ER]

Trying to wear Omani veil of Bedu Woman [2015: ER]

The Dome of the Great Prophet Mosque [2015: EO]

The Dome of the Great Prophet Mosque [2015: EO]

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Photo: Istanbul from the Boat

A romantic ambience of Istanbul [2015: E O]

A romantic ambience of Istanbul [2015: E O]

From the boats, we caught this beautiful historical building [2015: E O]

From the boats, we caught this beautiful historical building [2015: E O]

The city of Istanbul [2015: E O]

The city of Istanbul [2015: E O]

Caught Galata Tower in The Frame [2015: E O]

Caught Galata Tower in The Frame [2015: E O]

Trying to catch fish for dinner [2015: E O]

Trying to catch fish for dinner [2015: E O]

Slow motion [2015: E O]

Slow motion [2015: E O]

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Notes: Rahajeng Nyanggra Rahina Galungan

Balinese family were receiving holy water before starting their prayer. [2013: E O]

Balinese family were receiving holy water before starting their prayer. [2013: E O]

Dressing up in Balinese kebaya and white kook or safari, Balinese women and men were marching down to the nearest temple to say their morning prayer and give their offering. Today, Balinese are celebrating Galungan day.

Galungan is celebrated to remind human beings that we should always fight the battle against the bad habit and evil desires. It is celebrated once in 210 days according to the Balinese calendar.

On Galungan day, usually Balinese decorate their house and their temple. The most striking and noticeable decoration is penjor that they put in front of their house. Penjor is a bamboo pool which is decorated with unhulled rice, coconut leaves and coconut, which represent the nature.

To all my Hindu Balinese friends, Rahajeng nyanggra rahina Galungan lan Kuningan

Balinese man was receiving holy water from Jero Truni before starting his prayer [2013: E O]

Balinese man was receiving holy water from Jero Truni before starting his prayer [2013: E O]

Offering flower [2013: E O]

Offering flower [2013: E O]

Jero truno truni helped Pemangku to give holy water to the Hindu Balinese before they started their prayer [2013: E O]

Jero truno truni helped Pemangku to give holy water to the Hindu Balinese before they started their prayer [2013: E O]

Pemangku / Priest gave holy water to Balinese before they started their morning prayer on Galungan day in the Nyuh Kuning temple [2013: E O]

Pemangku / Priest gave holy water to Balinese before they started their morning prayer on Galungan day in the Nyuh Kuning temple [2013: E O]

Balinese women were purchasing offering flower in Ubud Market [2013: E O]

Balinese women were purchasing offering flower in Ubud Market [2013: E O]

Balinese women were carrying offering to the temple on Galungan day. [2013: E O]

Balinese women were carrying offering to the temple on Galungan day. [2013: E O]

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