Thursday, August 18, 2011

Brass Music

A number of young people playing brass musical instruments on the road side in front of SMA Negeri 1 (State Senior Hight School No 1) during the Car-Free Day.

As I said before, Car-Free Day is held every Sunday morning along Dago street. During the event, the street is freed from any motor vehicles so that citizens could walk, exercise, and/or simply enjoy the various attractions offered by their fellow citizens.

Photo by Alda Agustine, a Bandung Daily Photo contributor.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Flags, Banners, and Bunting

A couple of street vendors selling flags, banners, and buntings on Sukarasa Street in the north of Bandung.

Flags, banners, and buntings sellers like this are thriving in the weeks prior to the celebration of Indonesian Proclamation of Independence Day on August 17th.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Palasari Book Market

Palasari is the name of a book market located on the street which becomes its name. This market is very popular among students and book lovers. They love it not only because they can find almost any books here (textbooks, new and used books, local and imported books, and even vintage old books) but also because the books sold here are offered at prices that are much lower than those offered by large chain book stores.

I like this book market because the atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly. The owners of the kiosks are always ready to help you and seem to be very knowledgeable about books. You can always ask them for a title or an author, and they will produce it in no time. If they don't have it, they would always know where to find it and direct you to a kiosk that may have it.

If you are a book lover, it's a place you would not want to miss when you visit Bandung.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mechanical Toy-Bird

A father is trying to help his son set a mechanical toy-bird to fly at the Alun-Alun, Bandung's city square.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Indonesia Channel 2011

These are a couple of photos that I took at Indonesia Channel 2011 held at Eldorado Family Club in the north of Bandung on July 29, 2011.

Indonesia Channel is the name of Indonesian art and cultural event which has been held every year since 2003. The event is organized as part of the Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship, a program sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs to demonstrate Indonesia’s commitment in advancing social cultural cooperation among countries in the world through direct contact and sharing of cultures amongst youths involved in the program.

The Indonesia Channel is the finale of the program in which the grantees collaboratively plan and stage a grand performance and exhibition of Indonesian art and culture which they have learned for the three-month duration of the program.

This year, the scholarship was given to 50 grantees from 31 countries. They were spread in four different cities with four different cultural heritage, namely Denpasar in Bali, Surabaya in East Java, Surakarta in Central Java, and Bandung in West Java. In each of the cities that hosted them they learned the Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia), different aspects of the Indonesian culture, including the local traditions and performance arts, and visited the country's significant historical places. In addition to these, they were also given the opportunity to introduce and promote their respective countries at local schools and colleges.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Surveillance Video Camera

More and more surveillance video cameras (or CCTV as it is more commonly known here) are installed outside important public premises here for security purposes. This one outside a family club house in the north of Bandung attracted my attention because it is housed in a unique, bird-house like housing.

This post is Bandung Daily Photos's participation in Skywatch Friday. Please check what other participating blogs have posted.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Fun Attraction

At Bandung Car-Free Day, you can find a lot of different fun attractions offered by individuals, groups, and members of the city's numerous creative communities. Here's one of them that Sudarmanto Edris, a Bandung Daily Photo contributor, captured last Sunday: A number of young people (students?) put on cardboard boxes to cover their heads and hand in hand they walked together along the street.

Can you read the letters written on the boxes?

Monday, August 1, 2011

August 2011 Theme Day: Kawah Putih Revisited

Back in August 2008, I posted two stories about Kawah Putih (White Crater): here and here. The pictures shown in those posts were taken during the peak of the dry season and the crater lake looked shallow. I visited the crater again early this year during the wet season when the water was higher and took some more photos. This is one of them. I am sharing it with you today to show you a different view of the lake.

This photo and post is Bandung Daily Photo's participation in this month's CDPB Theme Day: Postcard-worthy. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants