Rim of the Crater lined by sellers

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Comments (16)

ƤōƝƓ-not going to Vi… on August 18, 2010

The world's first and only market by the active crater? :)))

bdeh on August 18, 2010

Great shot Ian. A pity that it was raining. Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on August 19, 2010

I have seen a few active craters in my time, Ah-Pong and this is unique among them! I have seen a market covered by ash from one in Papua New Guinea, tourist tracks around the rims in New Zealand, restaurants built out over the edge of the crater in Bali at Kintamani and there there are plenty of sellers in the street along the rim as well as a village inside the active caldera, but here the sulphur fumes add to the atmosphere as does the rain, fog and cloud.


Ian Stehbens on August 19, 2010

Greetings Berend. Thanks for your appreciation and encouragement. I was happy with the rain for it adds to the mood, keeps the people in their buses, darkens the brush thatch, and tells the real weather story up here.



Sterntaucher on September 1, 2010

An impressive shot, Ian. I like it. Greetings, Mathias

Elemér NO VIEWS on September 2, 2010

Interesting place, superb photo!


Ian Stehbens on September 4, 2010

Thanks very much Mathias. Its layout and design intrigued me - perhaps for the brush roof was novel. I presume that the chemicals from the crater would destroy other materials. Glad you like it.


Ian Stehbens on September 4, 2010

Dear Elemér,

I sure was pleased to have the opportunity to visit here. I have been on a few Indonesian volcanoes now, and every visit is memorable and unique. I don't get my volcanoes muddled in my memory because of their distinctiveness.

Best wishes,

Ian (currently in Tonga)

Darko Onosimoski on September 7, 2010

Beautiful photo ! L

Greetings Darko from MACEDONIA

Ian Stehbens on September 12, 2010

And warm greetings from the South Pacific, Darko. Thanks for your appreciation of this most interesting place. It is quite unique.


MarekEwjanStachowski on September 13, 2010
  • interesting picture
  • I like it
  • greetings from Poland :)
Brumm2009 on September 18, 2010


This shot is very nice. Very good motiv.

Best wishes from Brumm
user-no. 2620013

Ian Stehbens on September 19, 2010

Certainly an interesting place, Marek - perched right on the rim of a very active crater. But there is an opportunity for commerce as long as the tourists keep coming to the mountain.

Warm regards,


Ian Stehbens on September 19, 2010

Thanks also, Brumm. Most visitors were content to photograph the crater, but I found these structures most interesting.

Best wishes,


Cordyline on January 22, 2012

Ian, good photo, an eye opener for me !! When I was there in 1971 there was not one stall there, just a shelter for the guides -- a couple of my 1971 photos will be uploaded here soon -- Cordy

Ian Stehbens on January 22, 2012

Hi Cordy,

It is a bit like rush hour all the time there now, with bus after bus of tourists - mostly local - arriving, disembarking, meandering, embarking and departing all through the day. This photo was taken during the rain, and though the buses were there, many of the sightseers were sheltering.

I look forward to seeing your 1971 pics.


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Photo taken in Cicadas, Sagalaherang, Subang, West Java, Indonesia

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