Kintamani, the Volcano and the Market

The beautiful and majestic Mount Batur and the lake formed in the crater.
The beautiful and majestic Mount Batur and the lake formed in the crater.

On arriving at Kintamani it was so cloudy and misty Agung Batur, the Volcano was completely invisible all you could see was white. Thankfully the next morning the cloud lifted, there was a crisp clear sky and Agung Batur stood majestically for all to see.

Agung Batur, Kintamani's active volcano with three vents.
Agung Batur, Kintamani’s active volcano with three vents.

I had joined Sandy, Nicki and Christiana for the last week, to batik, sketch and relax. It was 7 am and we were off to Kintamani market, just round the corner from Lakeview Hotel where I was staying. It had been open since 4 am and we only saw the tail end, but it was still a feast for the eye; so much colour, all sorts of fruits, nuts, vegetables and spices, people smiling and no hassle all with the amazing backdrop of the Volcano and Lake Batur.

Stall holders with view of  Volcano.
Stall holders with view of Volcano.
There were many banana sellers, selling all shapes and sizes.
There were many banana sellers, selling all shapes and sizes.

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Bananas !
Bananas !
Lady selling Temple offerings, for those too busy to make their own.
Lady selling Temple offerings, for those too busy to make their own.

People were very friendly and wanted to know where I was from, some could speak a little English, so I could engage in conversation in a small way. They were quite happy about me taking photographs fortunately so I took full advantage !

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Beautifully crafted handmade offerings.
Beautifully crafted handmade offerings.
Petals for sale as offerings.
Petals for sale as offerings.
A lady selling garlic.
A lady selling garlic.
Kintamani Market
Kintamani Market
Old lady weighing ginger.
Old lady weighing ginger.
The meat stall. I have to say I was quite put off by all the flies !
The meat stall. I have to say I was quite put off by all the flies !
The meat seller I chatted with.
The meat seller I chatted with.
Lady selling fish from Lake Batur.
Lady selling fish from Lake Batur.

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Hot chillies and spices.
Hot chillies and spices.

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Lady selling sausages.
Lady selling sausages.
After the market, breakfast time.
After the market, breakfast time.
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One thought on “Kintamani, the Volcano and the Market

  1. Mangoes for breakfast! Bliss. I loved your market pictures! Imagine making all those temple offerings daily. I also loved the batiks that you did. You must have relished the change of pace and the chance to be creative yourself.
    PHEW…nearly home! Jxxx

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