The Deus Temple of Enthusiasm Bali
A few weeks ago I took a vacation to Bali. It was an amazing trip made a whole lot better by a short visit to Deus ex Machina’s Temple of Enthusiasm in Canguu. The Temple is located 5 minutes drive from Echo Beach in amongst the rice fields and is a must for anyone who likes the Deus brand, has an interest in motorcycles or surfing, art, music and good food (which pretty much sums up everyone who reads this). I made two stops at the Temple, one during the day to get a good look at it in the sunlight then again after sunset. The following is a small collection of shots I fired off while running around like a kid in a candy store.
As I mentioned there’s a lot going on at the Temple of Enthusiasm, in fact, there’s even more than you will find at the original Deus store in Camperdown, Sydney. The Temple itself is massive and is broken up into a myriad of creative spaces for all manner of artistic pursuits. These include a photography studio, surfboard shaping workshop, spray paint bays and motorcycle workshops, artists studio, retail store and showroom, art gallery, stage space for bands, beer garden, bar and of course the restaurant.
|The Deus S90 Cafe Racer I featured a while ago hanging out with the longboards.|
|The Deus Surfboards are just as diverse and colourful as the custom motorcycles they build!|
|Want to take home some Deus goods? There’s no shortage here!|
Whacked out, Japanese Lowbrow artist Rockin Jellybean had a huge selection of his unmistakable artwork on display while we were there. I love his style but I dont think my girlfriend is quite ready for me to put one of his lovely ladies up on our wall just yet. We also had the good fortune of being there on a night when a band was playing on their main stage. After dinner we headed out to the beer garden and watched surfers, beach babes, tourists and ultra tanned expat locals shake their thang to some chilled out surf rock tunes.
If you happen to be heading to Bali anytime soon be sure to add a visit to the Temple to your schedule. I’m sure, like me you won’t be disappointed.
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