Thursday, December 17, 2009

Prambanan Temple

Candi Prambanan is the grandest temple in Java apart from Borobudur. Located on the Prambanan plain, this sprawling temple complex sits majestically in an open area about twenty kilometers south of Mount Merapi, which dominates the horizon. The temple was constructed in the early ninth century by the Sanjaya dynasty, a flourishing Hindu kingdom that shared the island with the Buddhist Saliendra dynasty that built Borobudur. The relationship between the two dynasties is not clear, but one theory maintains that the Sanjayas constructed Candi Prambanan as a symbol of dynastic power in response to the construction of Borobudur. However, the Sanjayas do not seem to have been particularly antagonistic toward the Buddhist faith of the Saliendras—indeed, the temple complex is located just a few hundred meters south of Candi Sewu, a once awe-inspiring marvel of Buddhist art. Asian Historical Architecture

Monday, December 14, 2009

People from Indo - Pasar di Turi

Every time I go to the market, just few meters from home, every time I see so amazing faces, looks, attitudes, for my occidental eyes...
I can't stop telling their stories...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sundak Beach

After 3 hours in a bus, I and hundred others went to the beach last Sunday…
Here’s what I saw.