Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Rattan Christmas Tree

A Christmas tree made of rattan I found hidden under the shadow in the corner of a building at Pesona Bambu Hotel in Lembang. I like how the shadows interplayed with the shapes and textures of the tree.

This is my last post for the year 2013. Happy New Year to you who is celebrating it.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Music-Playing Ants

Music-playing ants sculptures at Pesona Bambu Hotel in Lembang, a resort area in the northern hills of Bandung. I can only guess that the hotel's management has chosen these sculptures because ants are known as a social insects whose complex labor division and ability to solve problems have long become our inspiration. Ants are a symbol of hard and smart communal working ethic.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Pedal Boats at Situ Ciburuy

Pedal boats parked near a bamboo jetty at Situ Ciburuy lake in the West Bandung Regency's town of Padalarang, some 22 kilometers west of Bandung's city center.

Situ Ciburuy is a man-made lake created by damming the confluence of two rivers. The lake was created by the Dutch colonial ruler in 1918 as a recreational place.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Fruiting Mango

The mango tree at the backyard has finally born its first fruits. They are not many, but they look good and healthy. The tree flowered before, but the flowers failed to become mature fruit. Small young mangoes fell to the ground because the weather was not favorable. This mango season it looks like we're going to enjoy some sweet and delicious mangoes from our own garden.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Snake Skeleton

A snake skeleton displayed at a snake leather shop at Tangkuban Perahu souvenir market. This is the only shop that sells bags, belts, shoes, wallets, and other items made from snake leather in the market.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Destroyed Fern Bed

Yesteday, I posted a picture of a healthy fern bush in the forest near Mt. Tangkuban Perahu. Unfortunately, some of the fern bush in the forest have also been destroyed. I don't know who did it and for what purpose.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Forest Fern

A healthy fern bush in the forest around Mt. Tangkuban Perahu crater in the north of Bandung.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Angklung Seller at Mt. Tangkuban Perahu

An angklung seller at the parking lot of Mt Tangkuban Perahu. As I once posted back in 2009, angklung is an Indonesian traditional bamboo musical instrument.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

View From The Observation Deck of Mt. Tangkuban Perahu

Here is the northeastward view from one of the two observation decks at Mt. Tangkuban Perahu. The Kawah Ratu (Queen Crater) in the previous post is on your left side. On a clear day like this the view is marvellous.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Kawah Ratu (The Queen Crater) of Mt. Tangkuban Perahu

Kawah Ratu, the main crater of Mt. Tangkuban Perahu in the north of Bandung on a clear afternoon. I will began a visual tour of this place in the next few posts.