Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Bugis Schooners at Sunda Kelapa

This is a pretty cool place located in the old harbor of Sunda Kelapa. This harbor was built in the early 17th century and then re-built and expanded in 1817. Dutch domination of Jakarta and the rest of Indonesia began from here, and remnants of Batavia, the old fort and trading post of the Dutch East Indies Company, still exists near this port.

The tall masted Bugis schooners from south Sulawesi belong to one of the last fleets of sailboats in the world and still ply the seas between the islands of Indonesia as they did centuries before. It is a cool place to visit if you come to Jakarta...



7 comments:

quintarantino said...

Fantastic shots.
Looking just like paintings!

Stacey Huston said...

Beautiful, beautiful. beautiful... and the black and white takes me back to the 1800's. timeless. Thanks for sharing

Julie at Virtual Nexus said...

Cracker of a set of shots - agree with quintarantino - my first thought was no1 especially would make a great oil.

Texas Travelers said...

Terrific photos. Great Color. I really liked the Sepia for a change.

Keep the great photos coming.

I like the way the colors look in the light at your latitude. They tend to be more rich.

Mike said...

Stunning colors

Sandpiper said...

Beautiful! I love your pictures!

John Theberge said...

I just found your blog through a link on Mike's blog (Maine Through The Lens). You have fantastic photos here, especially the underwater ones.