Parapat Peninsula and the walls of Samosir Island, Lake Toba, Indonesia

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Comments (19)

Ian Stehbens on July 22, 2010

For a fascinating read about this super-volcano that will leave you awe-struck visit Lake Toba in Wikipedia.!

Conquilha on July 22, 2010

Very beautiful photo dear friend Ian

Hugs from Porto,


gezginruh on July 22, 2010

Magnificent !!!


Lovely greetings. Füsun

Ian Stehbens on July 23, 2010

Thank you, Conquilha, it is a spectacular landscape. I first visited this place 10 years ago so it was really wonderful to be back recently.

Warmest regards,


Ian Stehbens on July 23, 2010

Thank you too, Füsun. As I sat at the coffee table looking out across this I thought of our cup of coffee at the university in Istanbul.

Love and peace to you,


bdeh on July 23, 2010

Beautiful picture and interesting info Ian. Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on July 23, 2010

It certainly is an awesome history of cataclysmic events, and it is an awesome landscape in which to live or explore! Thanks Berend. Kind regards,


jeff_msn123 on July 23, 2010


Beautiful place. Wonderful shot. LIKE

Cheers from Hong Kong, Jeff

Ian Stehbens on July 23, 2010

It is one of the most dramatic places in Asia, Jeff, because of its volcanic history. Yet the weather is perhaps the most benign - just a lovely place to be!

Warm regards


Maja Weidemueller on July 25, 2010

Looks as if it was peaceful and majestic at a time ~ certainly a good place to be ~ cherish it my dear one ~ seen from here, it seems like paradise ~ everything different from what one knows ~ love from far away ~ Maja

Ian Stehbens on July 29, 2010

Your thoughts are right on! And that's what is so alluring about travel! Over there on the peninsula I found a hotel that gave me free internet access to the world! And I was able to contact you from there! It was just a brief window, but valued.

Kind regards,

Ian ~~~~~~~~~~~~

ƤōƝƓ on July 30, 2010

Stunning volcanic landscape formation!!

Ian Stehbens on August 4, 2010

Indeed, Ah-Pong. There are some grand volcanic landscapes around and this is one! It is a beautiful world.



Darko Onosimoski on August 7, 2010

Beautiful view ! Greetings from Macedonia

Ian Stehbens on August 10, 2010

Dear darko.o, This is the real beauty of Lake Toba - its boldness, its colour and its changing moods.


Maja Weidemueller on September 4, 2010

No matter how brief the window, a window is a window ~ love it ~ big hug ~ Maja

MarekEwjanStachowski on September 13, 2010
  • beautiful picture
  • like
  • greetings from Poland :)
Ian Stehbens on September 18, 2010

Thanks dear Maja. Windows worked for Rapunzel too. Glad you could glimpse a little of Inodnesia through some of my windows, and now Tonga passes by those windows.

~~~ Ian ~~~

Ian Stehbens on September 18, 2010

Thanks very much for your compliments, Marek. My Australian greetings come from Tonga right now - I'm still travelling.


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Photo taken in Jl. Siborong Borong - Parapat, Girsang Sipangan Bolon, Kabupaten Simalungun, Sumatera Utara 21174, Indonesia

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