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Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia & this is the National Monument, or 'Monas Nasional'. Theres an elevator inside & I may show some imges taken from the observation deck, later. Polarised. The distortion is from the 28 mm lens.

"The Monumen Nasional (or Tugu Monas, the National Monument tower) is a 450 ft (137 m) tall tower in Central Jakarta, symbolizing the fight for Indonesia's Independence. Its construction began in 1961 under Sukarno and not finished until 1975 under Suharto. It is topped by a 14.5 tonnes of flame-shaped bronze plated in 35 kg (1125 troy ounces) of gold.

Visitors can take a lift up to a platform with a good view on Medan Merdeka Park, Istiqlal Mosque and the city (if it's not too foggy); inside the base of the monument is an exhibition of the declaration of independence and several dioramas showing the history of Indonesia." Source:

Wikipedia article on the National Monument

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