The Sanur Kite Festival 2009

2009-10-10 12

I was on my 5 days holiday in Bali. It’s been a blaaaaasssst! oh well.. on Saturday 15 August 2009, my lomo bali friend ask me to join them to go to the Sanur Village Festival. After agreeing, we went there and suddenly I see these giant kites flying on the beach.“WOOOOOOW” was the first reaction and then quickly I began to shoot with my LC-A+ RL, Fisheye No.2 and Supersampler. You all know what its like be excited right? to see those big colorful kites and bring your all time favorite Lomo camera :)

Kites are indeed culturally rooted among the general Balinese community and especially in Sanur. The Sanur Village Kite Festival had previously been held 4 years ago and for me it’s the first time.

This time the event will be carried out in 2 stages, namely an exhibition and kites event. The exhibition invites kite experts from various kiting clubs in Indonesia and 12 countries around the world by exhibiting their kites n the air for 6 days and the height of the event will be the judging of the flying kites on August 12-17 August 2009.

The kites carries unique traditional Balinese essence, with it’s giant shapes and sizes. It is believed that before taking the kite to the air, a ritual ceremony to take place to ensure the kite can freely fly high in the sky. Some of the kites that you will see on my galler above are the “Janggan,Sanur Bebean,Pecukan” and kites of modern creation.

Honestly, I got a sunburn while shooting those beautiful kites. ;p

But it’s so cool to see many kites flying high on the beach. Definitely a Lomo moment for me. LOMO ON!!

written by adi_totp on 2009-10-10 #places #kites #blue-sky #kite-festival #lc-a-rl #beach #kite #sky #indonesia #bali #festival #location

12 Comments

  1. disdis
    disdis ·

    Why do I like so much pictures of kites?

  2. irorus
    irorus ·

    These pictures are sooooo awesome!!

  3. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    very colorful images - wow!

  4. stouf
    stouf ·

    HoOOOooOOOoo !!! Feakin' awesome man !!! All the shots are insane !!! N°25 is so cool !

  5. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @disdis
    kites are fun! am i right? colorfull and interesting.. :)

  6. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @irorus
    thanks irorus :)

  7. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @panelomo
    thaaaaankks! agfa precisa ct+sensia200 = c o l o ur :)

    @stouf
    thank you very much broo!! kite festival is always interesting to shoot :)

  8. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @panelomo
    thaaaaankks! agfa precisa ct+sensia200 = c o l o ur :)

    @stouf
    thank you very much broo!! kite festival is always interesting to shoot :)

  9. japsix
    japsix ·

    SO SO beautiful!!!!

  10. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @japsix
    haloo dasha :) thank you very much! do you like kites?

  11. japsix
    japsix ·

    oh yeah!!!! i do)))))))

  12. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @japsix
    they're beautiful :)

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