Photographer's Note

the old city of semarang (kota tua) is one of the most pictureque part of the city. centuries-old building line narrow streets, like this one.

there is no marker whatsoever to tell the story of this seemingly unoccupied but renovated building. while browsing through a book of indonesia's old postcards in a local library chain, i saw this same building on several of the old photos of semarang. it stands today as it stands before, maybe more than a century ago. this is just one of the old building, witnesses to a long history of the city of semarang in central java.

across this building is an old christian church locally called gereja blenduk (church with a dome).

btw, this is a colored photos that i transformed to sepia to evoke that "old feel" but that motorbike and van betrayed me...hehehe...

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ronaldo Rada (ronrada) (87)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Black & White
  • Date Taken: 2008-07-20
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-10-01 2:18
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