Well, for me .. talking about Indonesia will not end for a year, since the country, the culture ,,…. all is so beautiful.
Now, im talking about Yogyakarta, well even expatriates already know the beauty of Borobudur… but for my myself, Borobudur has lots of unrevealed secret yet being discovered. Those Why-s are still ringing in my ear, such as why that statue is different from other, why the ancient knows how to make the gutter around the temple, etc.
While thinking, i tried to capture those moments …. and you might agree with me, to see how beautiful the Borobudur is
im so lucky when i met the Fashion Parade in the Malioboro street, to see lots of culture and new fashion idea mixed….
Still remember as well inside my head, the local Javanese who even they are old, but with the smile in her face, she work in the rice field . The sun stroke her small body, but she still working tirelessly. Those men also served for the king, even they are paid low, but they are so loyal, since they believe that the King also taking care of them
Some century ago, The Mangkunegaran was a great Kingdom that was being quite influenced by the Dutch Kingdom and still is … Before this post, i showed you about the kingdom. In this post, i just would like to show more about the carriage.
Lots of royal carriage, and has its meaning, therefore i would like to share some to you.
Royal Carriage : there are lots of royal carriage in the similar style but has different symbol, so that every King has its carriage for his own, and will not being inherited to his son
Carriage for engagement : the funny things about this is the guard sit behind the 2 people, and its rope divide them so that they cannot seat close enough..haha
Carriage for coven, the carriage is specialized for the body of King only, not for his relative
Carriage to see horse riding competition, the upper case can be flipped like a sport car 🙂
Indonesia is usually acknowledge by BALI , beach.. but for me, i like the silence place like Yogyakarta. Although there are lots of International tourism, Yogyakarta still have less than Bali. Yac, maybe because its less popular than Bali. However , who loves history would like to do sightseeing here. Surakarta – Yogyakarta was a big kingdom which still exist …
The king of Mangkunegaran, Yogyakarta still in the Yogya and being appraised by its people near them. Though the dont have any power in politic, they still have power in social. The people there very humble and nicer than Bali. Most old people there is still loyal to their king, therefore they still work there although the salary is too low.
The picture shows about the interior of Mangkunegaran, Statue of The Guard of Bad and Good, Batiks with ancient language, the Abdi Dalem (the servant of Mangkunegaran), and te shadow Puppet show called WAYANG
The buildings is quite reserved and maintained .. but dust. still there…here’s the pictures (tho i pics this just from pocket camera).
I went to Sleman , it was about 1 hour drive from Yogyakarta- to that city. Someone has said that there will be one unique restaurant which provides you a lot of food made by Mushroom. To bad i didnt give any shoot to the food, but I experienced the rare mushroom to be my object.
The food is yummy , for sure i would get back to that place once more. Here are the picture