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enjula took these pix of c.renda.

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paulgila

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the path leads on.

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Kris

Dear Paul  :)

hey ! thanks for the lipsticks & i shurely love them... :D

great close-up's !

thanks & Love,

Kris  :)

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BS Man about Palms

(pohonkelapa @ Jul. 03 2007,18:16)

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matt i thought you played fallopian tuba ???

I found a belly bagpipe, can I play it if I can keep up?

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paulgila

sounds like a pretty big "if" :D

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Scott

Paul - These are incredible. Looks like you had a great time :)

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paulgila

thanks scott!we had a blast!

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osideterry

Between the two of you that is the most well-documented trip I've ever seen.

I think Paul and Dave should form their own "Pop-Rock Combo".

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paulgila

as long as i don't have to be betty or veronica!

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paulgila

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arenga pinnata.

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paulgila

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this is where they filmed the tv show "gilligans island".

"skipppppeeerrrr"!

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paulgila

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the path to the "rainforest" was closed.

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paulgila

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pinanga spp.

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now that i see the pix from enjulas camera & my cheapo

outfit i can see a difference.

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pritchardia spp.

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paulgila

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salacca spp.

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underside.

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pinanga spp.

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the "labyrinth".

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pritchardia spp.

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can't remember now if these plants are coffee or chocolate...

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iwan

Looking much more impressive Paul.

I wish I could find a US source of Arenga pinnata fiber for some projects around here.

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osideterry

The bamboo in Post 134 slayed me. Never seen a gold one retain culmsheaths like that. Must look at it again... now I see pinstripes! I wish Dave's swooning couch wasn't so far away. I'm going back for one more look...

I need an ID.

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paulgila

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enjula with dypsis spp.

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interesting taro.

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bromeliad area.

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walking back past the orchid house.

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look up.

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paulgila

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more bottles.

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palm trunk growing at an angle.

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paulgila

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restaurant at the botanical garden.

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Carlo Morici

Fantastic is the word beacuse fantasy is what they used to design those gardens. Thank you Paul for the marvelous pictures. We all envy your trip.

I wonder where is that unreal place with H.lagenicaulis with coffee, and D.decaryi with aubergines, is it still the botanic garden in Ubud?

The last taro pictured with deeply lobed leaves is surely Alocasia portei.

Carlo

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ania

Thank you, Paul for this magnificent journey to Bali. We went there in 2000 and I miss it alot. I will try to scan pics from our album to share.

Did you go to Ubud by any chance?

One of the pictures shows coffee plant.

There is a PBS special "Gardens of Bali" which gives a tour of MW's garden as well as some others. There is a book of the same title which is an eye candy too.

Ania

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Neofolis

Thanks Paul, great pics.  Bali is definitely on my list of future places to visit.

How long did you live in Sumatra?

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paulgila

carlo the above shots are from a new botanic garden in ubud.thanks for the id on that taro,it was a spectacular plant!

ania nice to hear from you! we stay in ubud quite alot

each time we go to bali.i would love to see your photos!

we stayed at MWs & the pix are coming up...

there is a whole series of books on bali by periplus--all

are worth having.i just picked up "balinese gardens",maybe its the same one you have.

neo i have never lived in indonesia.you may be thinking of  a forum member who goes by "iwan",he has lived there.

glad you are enjoying the photos!

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Peter

Thanks for posting Paul-keep it up!

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ania

Paul:

Our "base"was Ubud and we drove all over the place. You must have noticed how "fun" driving is on Bali. Traffic lights on Bali are purely for decorative purposes.

In the evenongs, we went to see shows in the local theater. Legong dance blew me away, and the shadow puppet show "wayang kulit" was great. We watched it in awe and stayed to the end, even though we couldn't undestartand a word the "dalang" (shadow puppet master) was saying.

If you haven't read the book "Island of Bali" by Miguel Covarrubias, I not just recommend it butI SRONGLY urge you to read it. It is a must book for those who have been there, and especially those who plan a trip in the future. I wish i had read it before I went there. The book was written th the 30-ies but everything applies to modern times because things haven't changed that much on Bali, except for the southern part of the island, where most of tourists stay.

The black and white pictures at the end of the book are beautiful. My daughter found 1937 cloth bound edtion, and if you can find it, it will be your treasure.

I just love the place so much!! Thank you for the journey again.

Ania

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paulgila

i am impressed that you drove there,ania,it scared the

bejeezus outta me so we hired a driver.do you remember the names of any of the places you stayed

in ubud?

i believe i have heard of that book you recommended in some of the bali garden books--i wonder if its still in print?

again,its a pleasure to hear from you!

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ania

(pohonkelapa @ Jul. 09 2007,00:24)

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i am impressed that you drove there,ania,it scared the

bejeezus outta me so we hired a driver.do you remember the names of any of the places you stayed

in ubud?

i believe i have heard of that book you recommended in some of the bali garden books--i wonder if its still in print?

again,its a pleasure to hear from you!

The book is available om amazon.com.

Ania

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Neofolis

(pohonkelapa @ Jul. 09 2007,01:42)

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neo i have never lived in indonesia.you may be thinking of  a forum member who goes by "iwan",he has lived there.

Sorry Paul, it was Charles/Portugal who said he lived there as a child.  The benefits of skim reading.

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Kim

Absolutely enchanting, every bit of it.

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ania

(pohonkelapa @ Jul. 09 2007,00:24)

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again,its a pleasure to hear from you!

It is a pleasure as well, to read this fascinating thread and look at those photos, Paul. I hope that despite  heated political debates from time to time in "The Palapa", we can still be palm friends.

Very best to you,

Ania

If I may add something about the mentioned Bali book. It was written by a Mexican anthropologist, who researched many aspects of Balinese life. Customs, believs, dance, marriage and death. All that applies to their lives today.

I will write more about driving on Bali in my thread, when my pictures are ready to post.

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paulgila

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last few pix from the ubud botanic garden.

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