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A short trip to Benoa Harbor and its statues

The statues in Benoa are amazing
The statues in Benoa are remarkable

The weather prediction was quite nice for today, so we decided to head to Benoa Harbor for a short trip. Right after the entrance, we were greeted by this wonderful statue.

There are so many details to see
There are so many details to see

We were amazed by all the details that had been made and the elaborate work. The bright colours shone in the sunlight and it was quite an amazing view.

I'm enjoying our promenade
I’m enjoying our promenade

By the way, just for comparison. You can see the door in which I’m standing in the photo above, too. Impressive, how big and still detailed the statue is.

The statue on the next roundabout had 4 faces, one for each side. When we walked around it, we noticed that all the four faces are slightly different. The expression gets more aggressive with every turn of the statue. If you click on the photos above, you can see them in a bigger version.

That's the statue in all its beauty
That’s the statue in all its beauty

This statue, too, is a beautiful work of art. The details in the faces and the crown are absolutely spectacular! I don’t know if you could notice the eyes in the photos. The pupils aren’t just painted, but worked in 3D.

This one depicts the world turtle
This one depicts the world turtle

The last statue depicts the world turtle that carries a cupola that is supported by four holy snakes.

Again, it is outstanding how much detail the workers gave to the statue. Look at the photos above! To be able to see more details, just click on the photos.

Our next stop: the harbour
Our next stop: the harbour

Our next stop was the harbour promenade. We never imagined that there would be so many ships anchored there. It looked like a crowded car park in a huge shopping centre.

There are so many ships anchored
There are so many ships anchored

The fishermen and boat crew members have to cross other boats to get to their own one, and all the supplies and provisions have to be transported over these other boats, too. That must be a crazy amount of work!

All of them are painted in bright colours
All of them are painted in bright colours

All the ships in the harbour are beautifully coloured. Some of them look quite spooky, and I probably wouldn’t dare crossing a storm on them, but it seems they are pretty sturdy.

The sea has a beautiful blue greenish color, too
The sea has a beautiful blue greenish colour, too

Since the weather was so nice and the sky wore a beautiful blue, the greenish colour of the sea was remarkable today.

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