The world's first and only market by the active crater? :)))
Great shot Ian. A pity that it was raining. Greetings Berend
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.
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.
An impressive shot, Ian. I like it. Greetings, Mathias
Interesting place, superb photo!
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.
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.
Ian (currently in Tonga)
Beautiful photo ! L
Greetings Darko from MACEDONIA
And warm greetings from the South Pacific, Darko. Thanks for your appreciation of this most interesting place. It is quite unique.
This shot is very nice.
Very good motiv.
Best wishes from Brumm
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.
Thanks also, Brumm. Most visitors were content to photograph the crater, but I found these structures most interesting.
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
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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