Loss of Virginity

Let us hope that our children still may experience places like this. Breathe air this fresh. Walk amongst unspoiled beauty as we have. Volcanic hills, Lembang, Central Java, Indonesia Three hours from my home Canon 350D / 10-22mm@22 / f7.1 / 1/80 / iso 800Read more

Tonic for the Soul

Tea plantations carpet the side of a volcano in Central Java. This island I live on is among the most fertile in the world. The tea grown here is exported all over the world. Apparently, this photo was featured on Yahoo’s homepage today. That’s always fun.Read more

U.S. Embassy Warns of Volcanic Eruption in Indonesia

This just arrived in my inbox – not exactly the kind of message I see on a daily basis. I guess there’s never a dull moment in Indonesia. U.S. Embassy Jakarta U.S. Consulate General Surabaya Warden Message April 13, 2006 The U.S. Embassy informs Americans in Indonesia that the Indonesian Center for Vulcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation raised the alert status for Mt. Merapi Volcano in Central Java to Level 3 on April 12, 2006. Level 3 means that volcanicRead more

What Lies Beyond?

This image was taken on a magical compound near Mendut Temple – near Borobudur, Central Java. I’ll write about it further detail later. If anyone has ever heard of Studio Mendut or Sutanto – the composer, this is part of his home. The compound consists of a studio, performing arts arena, antique collection, and glass painting gallery. Towards the back of the compound, I found this door – if one were to open and enter, it would lead to aRead more