Tangled up in fish. Buddhist Monastery, West Java

Two well established Buddhist temples may be found in Cipanas, West Java. The one on the hill towards Gunung Gede is a beautiful place to visit in the morning, especially on Saturday when the giant candles are lit and vast metal vats filled with incense sticks spice the air. Here, a tangle of fish ( Koi Carp) greet the visitor near the entrance to the temple complex. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Travel Theme- Tangle at Where’s My Backpack this week.

Sunday Stills: Dangerous Things

I am walking along the narrow road towards the market at Cipanas, West Java, when a man catches my eye.

‘Come over here’, he beckons, ‘I have something to show you’.

I move closer as he reveals the secret of his box.  A large snake slowly winds itself around the man’s arm. I stay long enough to notice the strong resemblance between the man and his pet, then quickly move on.


If you would like to see more nasty and treacherous things, visit Ed’s photographic site at Sunday Stills: Dangerous Things.