Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My World: Spiderman on Cihampelas



Jalan Cihampelas (Cihampelas Street), Bandung, is very well known for its apparel and fashion shops, but above all, jeans! That's how it got its nick name: Jeans Street. What's unique about the shops on this street is that they are decorated in such a way that they become an attraction of their own. It's probably the only street outside Hollywood where Rambo in action is positioned next to Aladdin and his flying carpet and other fictional heroes like Superman and, as I framed in this photo, Spiderman.

The fictional character spiderman (also spelled spider-man), by the way, was first introduced to the public in August 1962 in a Marvel Comics published comics book "Amazing Fantasy". His real name in the story is Peter Benjamin Parker. The superhero was created by Stan Lee (the scripter and editor) and Steve Ditko (the plotter artist).

This post is Bandung Daily Photo's participation in My World Tuesday meme. Too see other posts of the participating blogs of My World meme, please follow the link.

17 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

it always amazes me to see a superhero in action!

Louise said...

I was thinking about doing Spiderman next week! Much different setting, however, and your picture is WAY better! Terrific post!

wolynski said...

Gorgeous photos!

ramblingwoods.com said...

Nice to see that you have joined the My World..and this is perfect. Thank you for the sweet comments on my Five Favorite Things I Love About Nature. It is never far from my thoughts that I am a role model for my child and how I cope might influence how she copes with adversity...so far, she is strong too..

melanie said...

L'homme est étonnant (un peu effrayant) mais j'aime bien l'arbre !

fishing guy said...

Eki: That was a neat story with the tie into Spider-man.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Wow, my son will jump with joy on seeing this. Nice shot of spidey.
An award awaits you at Mumbai Daily Snapshot. Please come over and collect it.

M.Kate said...

Now that's one I havent seen here,my son will love it. He 'was' a Spiderman fan.

uncleawang said...

Wow!!!superhero now in Bandung.I like this entry Thanks have a nice day.

Dirk said...

Love your pictures, great quality!

Hilda said...

What fun! Kids (of all sizes and ages) must love that street!

Catherine said...

Funny street to go and buy Jeans or to go for a walk with kids ! Or both of them.
Eki, you're a great ambassador of your city. I wouldn't have thought before visiting your blog regularly that your city was so modern, and action-packed.

Babooshka said...

I want to live here. How safe would you feel.

Virginia said...

My grandson Davis loves Spidey. waht a great photo Eki.
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the donG said...

looks like the people there are very artistic!

the donG said...

looks like the people there are very artistic!

Science Education Program Graduate School said...

I'd love to see spiderman wearing a bluejean.