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This is from the city of Pontianak near the west coast of Borneo, just by the Equator. I took this photo in 1976 and scanned the original Kodachrome slide a few years ago. Now I have just cropped it and adjusted the colours.

Pontianak lies on a river and is criss-crossed by a number of canals. After nearly 36 years I still remember it as the ultimate tropical city, hot and humid and full of insects and strange smells. It was also very much off the tourist track. Bureaucratic problems and a mean security official forced me to stay one week longer than I had intended (the only time I have been refused to leave a country) and during my stay in Pontianak I don't think I saw even one other tourist.

Here you can see another picture from Pontianak I had uploaded earlier, and here is another one.

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  • Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 1976-09-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-05-12 5:56
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