Doorways of Bali

Doorways often tell us something about the structures they lead into and who lives or works there: private homes, stores, places of worship, community places, and schools. I chose a selection of entrances from the island of Bali where I visited a couple of years ago. Looking at these pictures makes me want to book another flight to Indonesia!

These are entrances to temples or other sacred sites:

Temple entrance in Ubud

Temple entrance in Ubud

Colorful temple door

Colorful temple door

Guardians at the door

Guardians at the door

Commercial entrances:

Modern store entrance in Ubud

Modern store entrance in Ubud

Sweeping the entrance to a spa

Sweeping the entrance to a spa

Entrance to Yoga Cafe bathrooms in Ubud

Entrance to Yoga Cafe bathrooms in Ubud

Hotel entrance

Hotel entrance

An ancient sacred site hewn into the rock:

Entrance to Elephant Cave

Entrance to Elephant Cave

Humble homes:

Entrance to staff quarters at hotel

Entrance to staff quarters at hotel

Chicken in the doorway

Chicken in the doorway

Well-appointed private residences:

Residence near Denpasar

Residence near Denpasar

Compound in Munduk

Compound in Munduk

Doorways in the village of Tenganan which was established in the 8th century:

Tricycle in entryway

Tricycle in entryway

Open door into family compound

Open door into family compound

Flower-covered entry

Flower-covered entry

Resort bungalows in Munduk:

Bungalow door and windows

Bungalow door and windows


My very own porch door in Munduk

My very own porch door in Munduk

View through a garden gate at flooded structures (Tamblingan Lake):

Looking out

Looking out

If you’d like to see more pictures of Bali, here are the first six chapters of my Bali Travel Memoir, Three Weeks in Bali:

Chapter One: Arrival
Chapter Two: Motorscooters and Mangosteen
Chapter Three: Coffee Plantation
Chapter Four: Snorkeling and Dinner at the Ashram
Chapter Five: Rice Fields and Village Market
Chapter Six: Tenganan Village and Ancient Traditions

Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is “Doorways.”

About Beauty Along the Road

My name is Annette. I am passionate about nature, health, simplicity, self-reliance, truth, and life-long learning. Originally from Germany, I now live in Virginia, USA. I am a therapist, health coach, writer, photographer, and organic gardener.
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38 Responses to Doorways of Bali

  1. I see in these photos the same thing I’ve noticed in our travels in China and Taiwan – the vibrant, generous use of color in buildings and temples. Thank you for these photos which remind us of warmer climes and gentle breezes on this cold January day in Virginia. And great doorways.

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  2. I love this post. It brought me right back to Bali. And made me eager to go back! I like doorways too–there were lots of great ones in San Miguel de Allende. I took lots of pictures of doors there, too. One town had doors made entirely out of huge sheets of copper–it was a copper village–everything was crafted with copper.

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  3. glendanp says:

    I’ve never been to Bali but your photos have taken me there in a beautiful way. The doorways have much symbolism and for that too I thank you.

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  4. Haralee says:

    Gorgeous photos. The colors are so inviting and I love the flowers here and there.

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  5. This is a splendid post! Thank you!

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  6. dogear6 says:

    Using the doorway theme really showed off some great photography! Thank you!

    Nancy

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  7. Beautiful! What gorgeous doorways, love the one with the chicken!

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  8. Great gallery of doorway pics, Annette. My favourite is the one with the white rooster. I’d love to go back to Bali. It’s a lovely place to explore.

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  9. Katalina4 says:

    WOW. What a place… and those are just the doorways!! 🙂

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  10. Bipasha says:

    such a great collection🙂

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  11. Madhu says:

    An amazing series Anette!!! I love the juxtaposition of the bike in the first shot, and the entrance to yoga cafe bathrooms!🙂

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  12. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Fabulous photos I’d love to go there!

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  13. What an amazing travel experience, love the pictures!

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