On 15 July 2008, one of Bali's largest ever cremation ceremonies in the last three decades took place in the culturally vibrant “village” of Ubud. Three royal figures and 68 commoners were cremated. This photoblog is a record of that wonderful day.

Stuck in a thatched roof

The bade is so huge that its wings have got stuck in a thatched roof. In fact, looking at its size it seems too big to be carried along the fairly narrow street. The electricity has been cut off by the electricity company PLN, but there are still great dangers – getting crushed the most obvious of course.