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Great jean113 2020-10-24 5:13

Bonjour Pierre, I assume that this has never been a working windmill? Just a symbol of the city?
It is in a beautiful location.
Taken with excellent sharpness and lovely natural colours.
The shadow in the foreground adds to the scene, as does the stripe of blue, which I imagine is the sea?
Kind regards, Jean.

Old 10-24-2020, 01:03 PM
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Thank you Rob,
I wondered in my diary from 1976 why the Dutch didn't create anything nicer, like the British and French colonial powers did here and there. The canals of central Jakarta weren't enough to create a Dutch atmosphere. But in 1999 I made a short excursion from the present central areas to old Batavia and found a very small copy of Amsterdam (no offense to Amsterdam intended). But it's really like a kind of museum area and didn't change my impression of modern Jakarta as a kind of urban hell on earth.
Have a nice weekend,
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