Saturday, 01. September 2007
My Photographic Travelogue to IndonesiaThis summer, my husband Roland and I travelled to Indonesia for three and a half week. You didn't noticed because during that time all entries was preposted. Yeap!
Well, just yesterday I finished the online photo album with a big smile on my face. We had an awesome time! I am pleased to share with you our travel experiences and some photos - so here we go!
(Click the pictures for a larger view)
This picture was taken on the way down from Penanjakan and shows the center of the Tengger caldera from the north.
The inactive cone in the foreground is Gunung Batok. The active crater to left is Gunung Bromo. Behind them is a very large, inactive crater, which marks the center of the caldera and in the background, twenty kilometers away, is Mount Semeru, another active volcano.
Beautiful unearthly scene, isn't it?!
Borobudur was rediscovered in 1814, and the entire construction was uncovered during the following years.
Unfortunately this lead to decline and plundering; large amounts of stones and sculptures disappeared.
The Dutch started a restoration project in 1907, but it soon became obvious that the monument's foundations were too weak.
In 1973 a new project supported by UNESCO. More than 700 workers used more than ten years to take apart, restore and reassemble more than 1.3 million stone bricks.
Bali has not only blue sky, sunshine, palm beach und ocean. It offers also marvellous views.
Over many generations the Balinese have cultivated their island. A finely balanced water system distributes the life-giving fluid to numerous artificially created rice terraces.
In flat areas as well as in narrow valleys, everywhere the fresh green rice terraces dominate the Balinese landscape.
Folks, this is just a little appetizer of things to follow! There are two versions you can choose from here: a Flash version with original Indonesian music or the HTML version. Both has 69 photos with short descriptions.
Enjoy my photographic travelogue to Java, Bali and Singapore - with stunning sceneries, many volcanoes, rice terraces, cities, villages, and colorful people.
Ursi's Photographic Travelogue to Indonesia (Flash version, 1024 X 768)
Ursi's Photographic Travelogue to Indonesia (Flash version, 1280 X 1024)
Ursi's Photographic Travelogue to Indonesia (HTML version)