Friday, September 19, 2008

Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat Jawa Barat: A Tribute to The Heroic Struggles of The People of West Java (A Skywatch Friday Post)

MONUNEN PERJUANGAN RAKYAT JAWA BARAT 2 copyrights Eki Akhwan



Every community has their own struggles in the pursuit of their liberty and happiness. The people of West Java are no exception. The photo for my participation in the Skywatch Friday today is that of Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat Jawa Barat (or Monument for The Struggles of The West Javanese People).

Erected as a tribute to the heroic stuggles of West Javanese people (as part of Indonesia) to regain their indipendence from their colonial rulers, this monument is one of Bandung's most symbolic landmarks. It is located to the north of Gedung Sate (West Java gubernatorial office mansion). Both are linked in a straightline North - South axis by the Gasibu Square and a plaza, with Gedung Sate marking the southernmost point and the monument the northernmost point. Facing north, a person sitting at Gedung Sate can see the monument and Mt. Tangkuban Parahu (literally means: capsized boat) behind it.

Today's photograph is a partial view of the monument. I'll post some more photos of it and the plaza tomorrow. Have a nice Skywatch Friday!

15 comments:

MigsCFLer said...

Fantastic photo, thanks so much for visiting my site as well

Cheers

Pretty Life Online said...

Nice catch for skywatch! Happy weekend! Mine's up too hope you can visit my corner too...

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Great shot for Skywatch!
It's a beautiful monument.

Skywatch from Juinagar Bridge

Ann said...

That's very strong architecture, interesting shot.

Michelle's Rambling Woods said...

Eki..great post for Sky Watch! It really is true that freedom is not free...

ilanadavita said...

Great angle, congratulations.

Laurie said...

Eki, this is masterful work. I love everything about this shot from the interesting architecture to the juxtaposed soft clouds.

I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures of this place. The structures are inspirational even without knowing their significance, but even more so with the backstory.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

A fantastic and beautiful shot! I'm looking forward to see your shot next friday:)

Have fun:)

Greyscale Territory said...

What a grand pic! A wonderful tribute to West Java!

Dianne said...

thank you for explaining the monument. it reached up to touch the lovely sky. love the angle you achieved :)

Denise said...

This is a great photo and thank you for telling it's reason for being there, a wonderful tribute.

Sparverius said...

Great image of a great monument. Thanks for sharing.

babooshka said...

One thing I do miss from the UK are cityscapes. This is a majesctic shot. Those building curlinag round to grasp the sky and the history as always are wonderful. You have really put Bandung on the map.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hello Eki..
Excellent Sky Watch... and most interesting to learn for your posting.

Reluctantfarmchik said...

Gorgeous shot, the buildings are stunning - a perfect tribute to the memory of a struggling people. Beautiful clouds as a backdrop. Very nice post.