Kaki limas (five legs) are rare in Ubud. If one is around, it always catches my eye. This kaki lima was spotted just north of Ubud.
One late night in May 2019, I heard a dog in front of our home screaming. I ran outside. I saw a street dog viciously attacking this poor little pooch (Millie) that I’ve never seen before.
I shooed the larger attacking dog away. The dog that was being attacked was small with a black coat and lying in the gutter shaking. She smelled–her odor was unbearable, and I saw what I thought was her intestines exposed. I was terrified that this poor soul’s life was going to end in this miserable way.
Later that night at the vet’s office, we found out she had a severe case of canine TVT. It was a cancerous tumor coming from her vagina that I thought were her intestines (when I rescued her). Needless to say, these things don’t grow over night. Most likely, who ever had her before didn’t treat her cancer.
Released From the Hospital
Fast-forward to September, Millie was cleared to leave the vet’s office (where she was staying since 10 May). I was visiting her 3-4 times a week. Every time I visited her she would growl and bark at me. I wasn’t able to get close enough to her to pet her. We brought her to our home on 23 September. We opened her crate, but she wouldn’t leave it until we were gone. She growled every time we came close–even when we fed her.
Then, about three days later, she came up to me. She sniffed me. Then she stood there waiting to be pet. I couldn’t believe it. Finally, she trusted me. This is after rescuing her, visiting her for months, and staying three days at our home. Ah, what a relief.
On 26 October, Millie was back in the hospital. During a checkup a couple days before, two new tumors were found. This time Millie’s doctor recommends that Millie undergo doxorubicin chemo once every three weeks.
Millie was a bit of a mess on some days following her first doxorubicin round. Below is a photo from four days after on a good day. So beautiful.
Now, we need your help–to help Millie fight her cancer. And, to find her a forever home.
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- Referring people to BaliStreephotographer.com.
- Telling people about Bali Street Photographer Pasar Ubud tours, if they are going to Ubud or living in Bali.
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More two wheel wonders from the streets of Bali.
In Search of the Real Bali
Bali is a global tourist destination. So, it makes sense that Bali seems to be overdeveloped.
People may complain about it–the overdevelopment. Most definitely there are less rice paddies (sawah) in Ubud than there was when I first arrived in 2010.
But, if one is wanderer/adventurer, one doesn’t have to go far to find the real Bali.
Break out the Universal Donuts! It’s Party time!
BaliStreetPhotographer.com was originally launched in July 2017. Gosh how time flies. I’m happy to announce two major design changes that should make finding info on the site easier!
1. Grid View for the News/Blog Page
If you viewed the news blog on a large display before this update, you’d have seen one long slab of sequential posts. This page now displays feature images and text snippets in a three column grid. Making it easier to browse multiple teasers at a glance. And, it’s what all the hip kids are doing.
2. Dedicated What to do in Ubud Page
Ah, I finally made some time (3-days!) to break-up the original monolithic Favourite Ubud Hangouts post. This is one of the most viewed posts on the site. It needed some up-to-date TLC badly. It still needs some fresh photos. I’m working on it lol.
Each section now has it’s own dedicated page. And, I’m about 50% done giving each hangout its own page too. Keeping up with websites and keeping up with the ever changing Ubud scene will always be (fun) works in progress.
Let me know what you think about the changes. Leave me a comment.
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Feature photo from the archives. On the road in East Java.
A short ferry boat ride across the Bali Strait from the port town of Gilimanuk, Bali lies the seaside town of Banyuwangi. Banyuwangi is located on the eastern tip of Java. It’s here where island of 1,000 temples gives way to a land graced by mosque architecture. And, the gamelan turns into melodic calls to prayer over the loudspeakers.
This crossing is a vivid reminder of how culturally diverse Indonesia is.
There will be no Pasar Ubud photo tours from 4 June to 10 June to honour Idul Fitri. Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri.
Last month (April 2019), Nick Holt and his daughter Mia from the UK came to Ubud. It was a real treat to show them around the pasar with cameras in hand. Nick is an accomplished photographer with a solid background in art. Mia is an aspiring photographer with a keen eye and who is quick on the shutter. Two excellent skills to have as a street photographer.
Both Mia and Nick impressed me with their more artistic approach to photography. They also exhibited that fine balance between fearlessness and mindfulness in the midst of chaos, crowds, and grunge that comes with the territory so to speak.
Here’s a sneak peek at Nick’s beautiful photo contributions to the blog.
Stacy enjoyed the tour so much she did it twice in one week. I’ll take that as a compliment. 😉
Thanks for joining me two times while you were in Bali, Stacy. I’m honoured! And, I appreciate you sharing some of your photography from the pasar.
Feature photo by mark l chaves.
Finally, a photo gallery dedicated to the artistic side of street photography. The artsy style of photography is near & dear to me. So, I am happy to share this and welcome your comments.
Definitions & Examples
This might be the most complete collection of artistic street photos in one place. And, it’s complete with definitions and lots a examples.