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Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia

Pura Besakih, 'mother temple' of Bali, is the most important, the largest and holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali. Set nearly 1000 meters up the side of Gunung Agung, it's an extensive complex of 23 separate but related temples, the largest and most important being Pura Penataran Agung. When I shot this image, the alert level was at its highest, roads were blocked and there were locals and police at checkpoints and driving to around to make sure no one else but residents were there. But at 5am in the morning no one was there, so I was able to drive up to Pura Besakih and shoot it without anyone there, except dozens of barking hungry dogs, kinda scary. A rare thing to find this place so desolate, because this busy temple probably hasn't been empty since the last eruption in 1963.

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