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Telkom Horizon, Cisarua, Indonesia

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Comments (11)

Amelia Royan on August 26, 2010

Somehow not what one would expect dear Ian! The contrast between the arching bamboo and the towers creates a surreal effect :))

Warm greetings from the rainy and cold UK, Amelia

Maja Weidemueller on August 27, 2010

So cold and pitiless towering over the gentle bamboos.... expressive contradiction dear Ian ~ how does this work in society there??? Best, Maja

Ian Stehbens on August 31, 2010

Dear Amelia,

I am somehow pleased that there is a little surprise for you here. This really is Indonesia for the rural areas make good use of the bamboo weaving it into wall panels, baskets, implements and instruments. But the instruments that weave the nation together are the ubiquitous handphones and television sets!

It was sunny and pleasantly warm in Tonga today, with some prayed for rain tonight to refill tanks.



Amelia Royan on August 31, 2010

Well Ian, we have some sunshine this morning in the UK as well. I suppose that it is communication towers such as these that let us do what we are doing at this very moment. It's a pity that they are not disguised as bamboo :)

I hope that the life giving rain comes. Funnily enough I could do with some rain for the garden again as well.



Just so that you know ;-)

Ian Stehbens on August 31, 2010

I think that the red and white of these towering spears speaks of their own vulnerability! I am pleased you like the contrast.

Everyone in Indonesia has their handphone and many seem to use even there internet services on their handphone while driving in the crazy traffic! I think that's is the way it works but how it does I don't know!!! Can be scary when you are the passenger!

We were even booking airline tickets on the handphone! But thankfully we pulled into a Pertamina petrol station to do so!



Amelia Royan on August 31, 2010

When one thinks back to the days of our childhood, what amazing 'progress' there has been. I remember my parents talking like this ... are we getting old?

Ian Stehbens on August 31, 2010

We are Amelia!

What was it I was supposed to remember? O, Pilgrim, yes I knew him once upon a time.


Amelia Royan on August 31, 2010


Great word association dear Ian.

Ian Stehbens on September 3, 2010

John Cleese would surely be very welcome in Cisarua, Amelia, don't you think? :D


pedrocut on September 18, 2010

Hi Ian

Man made Landscape repetition!

Best wishes from old England Peter

Ian Stehbens on September 20, 2010

It might be done with mirrors, Peter!

Thanks for the visit and warm regards to your household.


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