Saturday, April 24, 2010

Dancing Princess

A young girl in a traditional Balinese dance outfit waits to perform at the Royal Palace in Ubud, Bali. 
Ubud is an enchanting town. In some ways it reminds me of a tropical Woodstock, NY, (the real town, not the one made famous by the 1969 concert). Streets are narrow and winding they go up and down hills. There’s a fair amount of “New Agey” type stuff in both places. Both places have lots of art galleries and thriving arts scenes. Music is important in both places (in Ubud it’s gamelan, in Woodstock it’s folk and rock). Both places are rightly famous. 
This is one of the last photos I made in Bali. From here it’s on to Singapore and then back to Bangkok and the Red Shirts. 
There are more photos from Bali in my PhotoShelter archive and available from ZUMA Press.