Saturday, September 20, 2008

Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat Jawa Barat #2 (Bandung Daily Photo's 100th Post)

MONUMEN PERJUANGAN RAKYAT JAWA BARAT 2 copyrights Eki Akhwan

As promised yesterday, today I brought you more photographs of Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat Jawa Barat. I took the top photo from the west side of the monument. The next two photos below are, respectively, that of the frontal view of the monument and the plaza that connects the monument with Gedung Sate (West Java gubernatorial office mansion) in the far south.

The symbol at the center of the monument in the second photograph is that of Garuda Pacasila, Indonesia's coat of arm.

In the bottom photograph, Gedung Sate is the distant building with tiered, pagoda-like, roof. On top of this roof there is a skewered barbeque (Indonesian: sate) like structure. That is why the building is named Gedung Sate, which literally means Satay Building. I'll post a closer look of it and the story of this quintessential Bandung's landmark sometime later.

This post is my 100th post. I'd like to thank you all of you who have visited this blog, left kind words and encouraging comments, provided this relatively new blog with generous links so that it can reach more audience worldwide, and above all for your interests in my beloved city, Bandung. Through this blog and yours - the city daily photo blogs worldwide - I sincerely hope we can achieve a better understanding of each other and together build a better world.

MONUMEN PERJUANGAN RAKYAT JAWA BARAT 3 copyrights Eki Akhwan

MONUMEN PERJUANGAN RAKYAT JAWA BARAT MENGHADAP KE GEDUNG SATE copyrights Eki Akhwan

16 comments:

Louise said...

Came for SWF (nice), but had to comment on these. Love the buildings. Nice angles.

Hilda said...

I love the monument! Very interesting shapes all around.

And congratulations on your 100th post, Eki! I love both your photos and your commentary. Thank you for sharing your city with us, and I hope that you will continue to do so for many more years.

Michelle's Rambling Woods said...

Eki...Congratulations! You seem like you've been blogging for years as your blog is so good. I have enjoyed getting to know you via your blog and I love learning about your country which you so dearly love.

Oh..you asked about the frogs in my pond. Both of the frogs are safe to touch. In fact the larger bull frog is hunted and eaten as frog legs. I haven't had them but people say they taste like chicken.

Virginia said...

Eki,
I am thrilled to be the first one to congraulate you on your 100th Post. I am not far behind you on the 27th! I have so enjoyed your blog and learing about your beautiful and very interesting city. Here's to many many more posts from Bandung. Your photographs and your commentary are first rate and we have all learned so much from you.
All the best,
V

Benjamin Madison said...

Lovely building, beautiful photographs and great sentiments. Thanks and congratulations. I look forward to the next 100!

Jilly said...

Many congratulations on your 100th post. Your photos are always interesting and show me a part of the world - and way of life - I simply don't know. Here's to the next 100 days.

Saretta said...

What beautiful structures! Congratulations on your 100th post! Keep up the good work!

Coca Cutie said...

Beautiful sky, awesome monument and happy 100th post!!!!!

Laurie said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! This blog is such a wonderful collection of amazing images and informative commentary. I learn so much from you, and your pictures inspire me to be a better photographer. I would love to have an afternoon shooting street photography with you! I think you are the master.

These images today are so interesting. The structures are almost otherworldly. Very inspirational -- and beautifully shot.

Thanks for being here, Eki! Keep up the great work.

Chuckeroon said...

Congrats on the 100th Eki! I'm looking forward already to the next 265.

Mo said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. Great shot.

babooshka said...

As you have noticed I have been out in the photography field and away from the laptop. A belated congratulations on the 100th post. Very impressive image for the 100th post and I know you will have many more educational post to follow.

MAHMUD YUSSOP said...

Congrats on your 100th post.I like the row of stately royal palm trees. Would love to walk along the avenue.Carry on posting. You're a real ambassador of Bandung.

Olivier said...

avec un peu de retard, félicitation pour ton 100th post et je te souhaite une bonne continuité.

a little late, congratulations on your 100th post and I wish you a good continuity.

mencobahidup said...

bagus kang!komposisinya bagus pisan, tapi pixelnya keliatan skl, nyuhunkeun potonu sae atuh pixelna

Kutuharju said...

Amazing! I so happy to find this blog of yours. A totally new world to me!