Java, Indonesia

The indonesian heart

published 20. Mar. 2015 | categories asia - indonesia - photography - yogyakarta

Yogyakarta, finally. After a short visit in 2011 I had the feeling to still have missed something.
The flight from Singapore takes you to a completely different world. Loud, chaotic and dirty you welcomed Indonesia with thousands upon thousands of mopeds and motorcycles. The anachronistic pedicabs (becaks) is still existent, but in the dying way. I use the becaks only for historical reasons. Far too easy is the possibility to rent a scooter, which makes you more flexible and independent. And to have way more favorable.
The side effect that you are one more voice in the orchestra of hell noise and air pollution. As in all metropolitan areas – except once Singapore – is highly urban environment here, talk dirty. One has it been like to volunteer to stay in these cities.
I had after the first visit still diffuse, scattered images of historic architecture, of open-minded people, of traditional events and a city that is still looking for their identification in Southeast Asia. These pictures I wanted to deepen.
In the historic architecture this time I have concentrated on the Prambanan, located a temple complex in the east of the city.
The openness of the people are to me very memorable. It’s really incredible here. Besides the fact that everybody wants to have a picture of yourself, a nice curiosity is palpable. Where you sit for almost an hour with Muslims at the roadside and swapping thee out about the different civilizations?
And the traditional events? I was lucky to be at the right time at the right place. It was just about my visit the festival “Traditionel Musik” instead, a nice counterpoint to the tourist “Einheitsramayana”.
I hope the pictures give a glimpse into this Indonesian heart, as I have come to know it.

Java, Indonesia

The indonesian heart

95 Bilder

Normal traffic, welcome to Yogya
Normal traffic, welcome to Yogya
The mess of yogya
The mess of yogya
Mie Ayam
Mie Ayam
Colours of the night
Colours of the night
Jalan Prawirotaman
Jalan Prawirotaman
Nightbecak
Nightbecak
Nightbecak
Nightbecak
On the streets
On the streets
...and it will rain
...and it will rain
and rain and rain
and rain and rain
Streetscene
Streetscene
Am Kaiserpalast
Am Kaiserpalast
Marionetten
Marionetten
Muslimisches Gruppenfoto
Muslimisches Gruppenfoto
Szene am Kaiserpalast
Szene am Kaiserpalast
Streets of Yogya
Streets of Yogya
On the Streets
On the Streets
On the Streets
On the Streets
Karomspiel
Karomspiel
Jalan Malioboro
Jalan Malioboro
Jalan Malioboro
Jalan Malioboro
Jalan Malioboro
Jalan Malioboro
sleepin...
sleepin...
Modern fashion
Modern fashion
Traditional colours
Traditional colours
Ham?
Ham?
Train Crossing
Train Crossing
Graffity
Graffity
Graffity
Graffity
Hinterhofstrasse
Hinterhofstrasse
Incredible
Incredible
A night on the road
A night on the road
Yogyakarta - the indonesian heart
Yogyakarta - the indonesian heart
Prambanan
Prambanan
Angry
Angry
Prambanan
Prambanan
Prambanan
Prambanan
Prambanan
Prambanan
Prambanan
Prambanan
Prambanan
Prambanan
Spiegelung
Spiegelung
At Dusk
At Dusk
Auf dem Kopf stehend
Auf dem Kopf stehend
After the Storm
After the Storm
Prambanan
Prambanan
Tempeleingang
Tempeleingang
Der Wächter
Der Wächter
Kopflos
Kopflos
Gunung Merapi
Gunung Merapi
Candi Plaosan
Candi Plaosan
Candi Plaosan
Candi Plaosan
Candi Plaosan
Candi Plaosan
Candi Plaosan
Candi Plaosan
Candi Plaosan
Candi Plaosan
The football evening
The football evening
Wet playground
Wet playground
Rice Paddies
Rice Paddies
Rice Paddies at Sundown
Rice Paddies at Sundown
Rice Paddies at Sundown
Rice Paddies at Sundown
Rice Paddies at Sundown
Rice Paddies at Sundown
Young Traditional
Young Traditional
Pommesgabel
Pommesgabel
Keraton
Keraton
Keraton
Keraton
Promise the world
Promise the world
Becak
Becak
Young traditional
Young traditional
Young traditional
Young traditional
On the streets
On the streets
Yogyakarta - the indonesian heart
Yogyakarta - the indonesian heart
Talking
Talking
Sky over Yogya
Sky over Yogya
Youth Portrait I
Youth Portrait I
Youth Portrait II
Youth Portrait II
Selfies everywhere
Selfies everywhere
Youth of Yogya
Youth of Yogya
Theaterutensilien, ausgemustert
Theaterutensilien, ausgemustert
Under The Keraton
Under The Keraton
Mittendrin
Mittendrin
In Line
In Line
Light Session
Light Session
Keraton
Keraton
Mystic Man
Mystic Man
Schwebende Menschen
Schwebende Menschen
Laughter
Laughter
Keraton Portrait
Keraton Portrait
Dividing
Dividing
Lights of Keraton
Lights of Keraton
In the middle of Keraton
In the middle of Keraton
Graffiti, Bike and Fast Food - Indonesian style
Graffiti, Bike and Fast Food - Indonesian style
Informasi
Informasi
Wet streets
Wet streets
Katz liebt Köta - deutsches Graffiti in Yogya
Katz liebt Köta - deutsches Graffiti in Yogya
Rainy Cigarette
Rainy Cigarette
Goodbye from Yogya
Goodbye from Yogya

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