How to Live.
Yep, it was all there in 600AD, if you can read Arabic.
I think it is a rubbing from an ancient stone carving
line up to wish us bon voyage.
Sunrise from Borodudur
Jakarta Station Porter
You won't find service like this at an airport.
Me at Borodudur
Taken by Joy.
The Train to Bandung
The two young drivers flashed their lights and blasted their horn for show.
Inside Jami' Mosque
Bank Mandiri, Bandung
A colonial precursor to ABN AMRO.
The big waddy is for keeping evil spirits in line.
Traditional rickshaws or pedicabs.
Good inexpensive accommodation.
The Battle for Yogyakarta.
Traditional Upside-Down Coffee
You need good teeth for this stuff.
Malang Jami' Mosque.
The eagle is revered everywhere it seems.
Birth and Death.
The bed on the right is for birthing, the other for dying. Don't get them confused!
The Train to Jogja.
Fast, clean, comfortable.
Tour Bus Driver
Java from the Train
Taken somewhere between Bandung and Yogyakarta.
Green Lizards for Sale
Serpents for Sale
Rebak Marina - Home
The plane I arrived on returns. Anjea is to the right, out of frame.
Traffic Clown, I mean Cop
Looks like he's been run over a few times
Anjea has a 50hp diesel. With ten times the power the ferry got me home in a hurry!
Borodudur Lion with Joy
My Guide to Surabaya
Not much English but he worked out what I wanted.
Borodudur Lion (800AD)
Clearly a very long time even then since anyone in Java had seen a lion!
Dawn at Borobudur
Squirrel for Sale
The animal market in Malang
Man with Borobudur Lion
Borobudur Upper Level
Each stupa encloses a statue of Buddha
Cathedral of St Teresa
A catholic cathedral built in 1934 and now named for St Mary.
A Dangerous Dance
The traffic police are amazing.
Joy at Borobudur
Stone Sculpture in Hutan Kota Malabar
Just this isolated piece. No other sculpture in the forest.
I stayed here in Malang. Excellent.
As it is everywhere in Java
Local Shipping in Surabaya
My guide to Surabuya in front of what seems like a very overloaded ship.
Borobudur Relief Sculptures
The lower levels are covered with relief sculptures.
Base of Borobudur
Old House in Surabaya
The Heroes Monument Surabaya
There is a museum under the monument.
Masjid Jami' Malang
The old main mosque has been restored and repaired many times.
Hutan Kota Malabar is a forest in the middle of Malang, sponsored by Otsuka, a Japanese pharmaceutical company.
Borobudur Relief Sculpture
Every one of the thousands of panels tells a story.
Old Dutch Building
10th November Mural
Depicts the battle for Surabaya on 10th November 1945.
Many old Dutch and Chinese buildings still stand in Surabaya - some preserved, some not.
Church of St Immanuel
Originally a Dutch protestant church, it still houses a bible from 1681.
Surabaya's old streets are lined with Dutch architecture.
Bung Tomo's Car
He was a rabble-rouser on the right side of the struggle for independence (~1945) and thus a hero
Lined with fine old houses, some virtually palaces.
Me at Surabaya Harbour
Borodudur Ground Level
Borodudur is massive.
Malang City Hall
Just around the corner from my hotel the city hall is just one of many fine buildings and gardens.
Birds for Sale
Malang Heroic Statue
The slain giant represents Japan and the Netherlands
The Three Main Temples
One for each of the Trimurti: Brahma,Vishnu, and Shiva.
The largest hindu temple in the world.
Brahma, The Creator
One of the three Trimurti, each of whom has a large temple.
One of the Main Temples
There are 3 main temples.
If you are good at 3D jigsaws then Prambanan has a challenge for you.
A Prambanan Lion
The River in Malang
Like Borobudur, Prambanan is there to tell stories.