life through the lens
A short ferry and bus ride from Sumatra and I was in Jakarta for Christmas 1999.
1000 Indonesian Rupiahs
The only place I saw a Komodo Dragon was at Jakarta Zoo
Sailing ships at Sunda Kelapa, Jakarta
The old Dutch quarter of Kota, Jakarta
A hotel's welcome at Bandung
The Javanese fishing village of Pangandaran
Pangandaran's beach, on the Indian Ocean
View from the boat through the backwaters between Pangandaran and Yogyakarta
Strange looking military parade in Yogyakarta
The Kraton, the palace for the sultans of Yogyakarta
Palace guards wearing traditional costume in Yogyakarta's Kraton
The bird market at Yogyakarta
The 18th century Water Palace, Yogyakarta
The Water Palace, Yogyakarta
Millenium's Eve in Yogyakarta
Herman, Danny, Sanky, me, Baukje, Maira and Laura celebrating the new Millenium, Yogyakarta
More posing for the camera, Yogyakarta
An outdoor shadow puppet, or wayang kulit, performance of the Ramayana on the streets of Yogyakarta, Millenium's Eve. The show lasts for several hours
Dancing in the streets on 1st January 2000, Yogyakarta. A restaurant was pumping out very loud cheesy dance music - fantastic!
A must see is Borobudur, a 9th century Buddhist monument near Yogyakarta
Buddhist statues at Borobudur
The perforated stupas of Borobudur temple
A Buddha statue sat amongst gargoyles which drain water, Borobudur
Prambanan is a 9th century Hindu temple complex, also close to Yogyakarta. At the centre is Shiva Temple, with Vishnu and Brahma temples on either side
Vishnu temple, Prambanan
Shiva temple, Prambanan
The Kraton at Solo (also known as Surakarta)
A trip to see Mt Bromo is superb.
Gunung Bromo volcano
View of Tengger crater from the top of Gunung Bromo - you can just make out people at the base of the crater
On the crater rim of Gunung Bromo
Looking into the volcano, Gunung Bromo
In 2004 Gunung Bromo erupted.
Beautiful countryside at Probolinggo
This looks like a field of cauliflowers but what do I know - Probolinggo
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