Pictures are worth a thousand words?
|One of the royal bathing pools. This pool was for the women and children. The royal family would be washed in this, essentially an enormous bathtub.|
|Snuck my camera into the batik shop... Portraits like this can sell for $100. They might take days to complete. All of these are hand drawn, not traced or copied from somewhere else.|
|Overlooking one of the many temples we visited. A UNESCO world heritage site located in Solo City, each of the upside down bell stone structures used to hold a small Buddha statue. The temple was crafted almost entirely by laborers.|
|One of the royal family's pet birds. He was very old and seemed very sad. Forlorn looking body. But at least he wasn't caged. Then again, he wasn't singing.|
|Favorite picture ever.|
L to R: me, Sara from Italy, Ilaria from Italy, Irene from Italy, Teresa