Indonesia (1999)
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Barren hills of Nusa Penida

The southern cliffs of Nusa Penida

The family awaiting the fisherman's return on the beach

The channel between Nusa Ceningan and Lembongan

Southern beach on the Indian Ocean

Waves of Nusa Lembongan

Seaweed collection boats

Me in traditional praying dress

Kerta Gosa fresco

Private shrine

Statue and lilies

Kerta Gosa fresco

Me wearing a typical prayer outfit

Beach near Padang

My friend Mella and her sister

Aerial view of Padang

Masks in a Solo palace

Main Solo palace

Theater in Solo

Mangkunegara palace, Solo

Male dancers at the palace

View from the top of the Gunung Pengsong temple

Kids all over me

Sasak village

Tanjung Aan beach

Boy on a hot beach

Waterfall of Jeruk Manis

View of the Rinjani

My uncle on an eastern Gili island beach

Paddy fields

Burning coconut leftovers

Jakarta at night

Ancol ride

Yelling in an Ancol ride

Arrival on Pulau Bira

Jakarta at sunset

Mosque of Samarinda

Mosque of Samarinda

Rooftops in Samarinda

The great freshwater shrimps

Nice crab for dinner

Nice chicken being prepared

River banks in Samarinda

Fish put out to dry

Houses in Muara Muntai

Drying fish

Children playing in the river

Living on the river

Tanjung Isuy long house

Tanjung Isuy long house

Crafts in the long house of Tanjung Isuy

Tanjung Isuy long house

Kids waving in front of the long house

Houses in Mancong

Mancong village

Mancong lamin entrance

Statue in front of the lamin

An idea of the lamin's length

The front of the lamin

Statue in front of the lamin

Statue in front of the lamin

Our solid car to Mancong

Sunset on the jungle near Mancong

Sunset on the jungle near Mancong

Sunset on the jungle near Mancong

Sunset on the jungle near Mancong

Boat we got stuck in during the night

Flowers at the market

Back from negotiating for a boat

Fishing eagle perched at Lake Jempang

Life on the river

Mosque by Lake Jempang

Scene along the river

A fish trap

Boat passing along

Kid laughing aboard a boat

Small house on Lake Jempang

Lake Jempang's immensity

Inside of our car to Mancong

Nice house in Muara Muntai

Main street of Muara Muntai

Market in Muara Muntai

Mosque of Jantur

Stilts beneath a village

Proboscis monkey

Street in Muara Muntai

Male proboscis monkey

Dances in Bigung

Traditional dances

Music accompanying the dances

Dances in Bigung

Pitcher plant

Black orchid

Black orchid

The lamin of Eheng

The lamin of Eheng

Crafts in the long house of Eheng

Buffalo horns adorn the inside

Baskets and mandaus

An impressive mask

Ritual objects in the common room

Music in the main room

Kid looking at the drums

Dayak woman and her baby

Ritual objects in the common room

Life in the common room

Statue

Boat back to Samarinda

Street in the Bugi neighbourhood

Bugi neighbourhood

Bugi village in Balikpapan

Bugis amused by us

Kids enjoying the camera

Children playing in front of a refinery

Bugi kids in Balikpapan

Pangandaran

Entrance of the green canyon

A rock in the green canyon

A rock in the green canyon

The grand green canyon

Quiet beach

Nice beach

The rugged south coast

Fisherman's fishing station on a river

Colorful rice fields

A baby turtle

Baby turtles

Beach with hatched turtle nests

Adult turtle waiting to mate

Sunset near the turtle beach

Sunset near the turtle beach

Cilacap fort

Cilacap fort

Kids playing

Kid bringing back his ball

Frigate bird

Storm coming on Anak Krakatau

Vegetation reconquering the volcano

The Krakatau's top

Me on the Krakatau

Plants growing back

Steaming Anak Krakatau

Storm coming on Anak Krakatau

A nearby boat

Storm coming on Anak Krakatau

Me on the boat to the Krakatau

Storm at the Krakatau

Storm at the Krakatau

Me on the fresh lava

Top of the Krakatau

Pointing out the most recent lava flow

Fresh lava trail

Extrajoss advert

Cutting the nasi kuning for my leaving due

My basketball friends

My motorcycle and I

Pinisi in Sunda Kelapa

Here comes the Barong !

Dancers at the royal palace

Barong dancers

Men fighting the evil witch

Close view of a perahu

Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan

The famous 3 Gili islands

Mount Rinjani from the sky

3 small eastern Gili islands

Komodo Island seen from the sky

Voting is taking place

Observing the vote

Waecicu beach

Lake

Village children

The cooking place in a small house

Traditional alcohol making

Bena village overshadowed by a volcano

The beautiful houses of Bena

Surroundings of Bena

Bena's splendour

Rooftop of a house

Center of Bena

A lovely girl

Coco beans put to dry in front of a house

Close-up on coco beans

Stone steps

Volcano near Bena

The beautiful village of Bena

The hot springs of Soa

Bajau village of Riung

Bats from the colony

Bat colony flying off

A beautiful place off Riung

Peekaboo on an island

A typical man from Flores

Village of Wogo

Small hut in Wogo

Our presence draws the crowds in Wogo

Dog and pups

Blue pebbles on the beach for which they are famous

Fresh produce in the hills

Beautiful fruits and vegetables

Traditional dances

Sunrise near the Kelimutu

Sunrise near the Kelimutu

Sunrise near the Kelimutu

Me at the Kelimutu

Me at the Kelimutu

The black lake

The turquoise lake

Me at the window of our Moni room

Maumere market

Local salt

Women at the market

Men selling pigs

This young girl enjoys her meal

Sunset from Waecicu

Kupang seen from the sky

Bougainville flowers at the airport

Beach near Seba

Local boat near Seba

Ferry terminal of Seba

Crowd at the ferry arrival

Small houses near Seba

Sunset in Waecicu

Lanscape in Flores

Bena village

View of Bena

Hot water source of Soa

Bajau village in Riung

Beach in Flores

Sunrise from Kelimutu

Sunrise from Kelimutu

Sunrise from Kelimutu

Sunrise from Kelimutu

The most colorful of the 3 Kelimutu lakes

Sunrise from Kelimutu

Local school on Sabu

A remote house near Seba

Remote village of Namata

Quiet village of Namata

Remote village of Namata

Place for sacrifices

Collecting coconut tree sap

At the top of Sabu

The barren landscape of Sabu

Couple of local kids

Probably the central point for village meetings

Local school on Sabu

Contrasting colors of fields

Corn put out to dry

Kid playing with a puppy

Chilling out in the shade

The sea at dusk

Beautiful sunset in the making

The sky is fading to pink

The sea flares up with red

Main street of Seba

Loading goods on the ferry

Emptiness of East Sumba

Barren eastern Sumba

Typical Sumbanese ikat

Kids playing

Path up to Kampung Prai Klembung

Typical landscape with grazing herds

Impressive tomb at Gallubakul

Gallubakul village

Funny kid

A huge tomb

A kid on a horse to watch over his animals

Buffaloes cooling off in the water

Colorful fruits and flowers

Coco beans put to dry on a tomb

Old Sumbanese man in traditional outfit

Old abandoned house

View of a Lai Tarung village from the hill

Interesting fruit

A well loaded truck !

Another huge tomb at Pasunga village

Musicians at Kori market

Crowd at the market

Superb house in the very well laid out village of Paranabaroro

Inside a traditional house

Main living area

A private room

Curious zebus

Entrance of a Rangabaki village

Typical Sumbanese house

Rangabaki village chief

Beautiful location for Ratenggaro village

Ratenggaro village houses

A tomb in the village

Estuary with the Wainyapu village in the far distance

Our guide at Tosi village entrance

Typical village of Tosi

Children gathering around our car

The famous skull tree

Center of a Prairamei village

Stilts of a house

Funny pose for me

Tombs at the bottom of Praijing village

The welcoming committee in Praijing village

The children follow us along

Skull tree in the village centre

Skull tree in the village centre

Praijing village life

A nutmeg

Colorful fruits

Papaya flowers at the market

Betel nuts for sale

The central market

Sumbanese burial stone

Sumbanese burial stone

Sumbanese burial stone

Sumbanese burial stone

Roosters for sale

Watubela village where a funeral is taking place

Pig sacrificed

Preparing the pig

Cutting up the pig

Village sorcerer

Women and children

Men preparing the pork meat

Tomb in Watubela village

View of the surroundings

Strange fruits

Banana flower and fruits

Landscape of West Sumba

Paddy fields from the sky

Typical villages of West Sumba

Typical villages of West Sumba

Typical villages of West Sumba

House of a local sultan

House of a local sultan

Market stall

Busy market of Baun

Selling cows

Young cows at the market

Typical house from Timor

View of Timor's barren landscape

Me at Lasiana Beach

Sunset

Sunset

Sunset

Sunset

Dili harbor's emptiness

A rare boat at Kupang

Emptiness of Dili harbour

Dili city

Becaks in Ambon

A mosque near Ambon

Ferry boat to cross Ambon's bay

Boats near Ambon

Sea eagle soaring above the waters

The 'pizzaman' statue

Walls ice cream seller

Dromadaries peeking into cars

A tiger near our car

Curious tiger

The famous white tiger

Tiger cubs at play

A calaos and its keeper

A shy attempt with an elephant

Le penseur de Rodin 5000 years ago

Deer in the Bogor palace gardens

The presidential Bogor palace

Me in Bogor (echo of my arrival !)

Sunset illuminating the bay of Ujung Pandang

Ice crushing machine of a drink seller on the side of the long sea front road of Ujung Pandang

Splendid orchids in a private garden

Splendid orchids in a private garden

This painted cloth is typical of Indonesian street restaurants, and describes the food served quite well

Short pause for us during the ten hours of bus between Ujung Pandang and Toraja land

In the middle of the summer, rice is harvested and put out to dry in all the villages of Toraja land

First house typical of the region that we see

with the house hosting the body of the deceased

The owners of the buffaloes are waiting to know if their animal will be bought for the sacrifices

The owners of the buffaloes are waiting to know if their animal will be bought for the sacrifices

Overwhelming agony, so passive and yet so certain. The buffalo does not seem to realize anything

In vain the buffalo will seek to get up again, in vain it will try to resist. We watch passively

In vain the buffalo will seek to get up again, in vain it will try to resist. We watch passively

The fatal blow is dealt with rapidity and precision without leaving the animal time to react

Overwhelming agony, so passive and yet so certain. The buffalo does not seem to realize anything

The men move a buffalo to make it easier to take the meat and the hide off

The buffalo is perfectly domesticated and awaits its execution without even moving

until the violence of the low makes it leap, and provokes its slow death

The fatal blow is dealt with rapidity and precision without leaving the animal time to react

All the men start to collect the blood of the buffaloes which will be used to elaborate dishes

All the men start to collect the blood of the buffaloes which will be used to elaborate dishes

These children stick the bamboo poles in the throat between two moves of the head by the buffalo

These children stick the bamboo poles in the throat between two moves of the head by the buffalo

Calm is back after the massacre, because the cockfights have begun. The cutting up continues

Aside from the fights, money games are also set up to satisfy the players

Methodically, everything is taken off with a lot of skill by the men

The men move a buffalo to make it easier to take the meat and the hide off

The cocks judge and impress each other before leaping into a quick fight watched with intensity

The heavy hides are dragged to the entrance of the village

where they are cleaned

the hides are put to dry

Methodically, everything is taken off with a lot of skill by the men

The stomach is emptied of all the grass with still as much serenity and skill

The stomach is emptied of all the grass with still as much serenity and skill

Promoting the quality of the local cloths

The cocks judge and impress each other before leaping into a quick fight watched with intensity

Presentation of the two protagonists a few seconds before the beginning of the fight to death

Entrance of the village

The cutting up continues

The last pieces of meat are being removed

In the middle of the summer, rice is harvested and put out to dry in all the villages of Toraja land

Woman and children at a crossing point

Charming stream very close to the capital

Universality of childhood: in Indonesia like elsewhere, children know how to play with everything

Big plains typical of the country, where not one place is not used for the crops or the animals

It's time for lunch for all those who work to prepare the funeral ceremony

It's time for lunch for all those who work to prepare the funeral ceremony

Children intrigued by my presence deep inside a small village nested in the heart of the valley

The rice put to dry, then stocked in the granaries guarantees the Torajan prosperity, under the protection of their ancestors

Bori hosts many kinds of funerary constructions, including megaliths

Tombs carved in very hard stones

and baby graves

and decorated with much care

The rice put to dry, then stocked in the granaries guarantees the Torajan prosperity, under the protection of their ancestors

Mountains and cultivated lands which are the scene for any landscape of Toraja land

My little improvised guide climbing

Seen from above, this village reveals the typical disposition of the Torajan houses and granaries

Seen from the valley, it's not as impressive and tiring

A few hours after lunch, things have been well done to welcome the hosts of the deceased

Big plains typical of the country, where not one place is not used for the crops or the animals

The owners take pretty close care of the most valuable buffaloes

All the buffaloes are brought once every 6 days to the market of Rantepao

Here is a pig who has just been bought

and which is freed in the truck, but - my - how it squeals !

The owners take pretty close care of the most valuable buffaloes

Fascination of the young for the grinding of the beans

just like I do also

Stand of a coffee seller

Duck eggs

Pigs are just a good like any other, tied and exposed with no feeling to a whole day at the market

Pigs are just a good like any other, tied and exposed with no feeling to a whole day at the market

Young fish sellers confronted with quite curious and amusing tourists

The mass of fish takes shapes which Claire spots out

Young fish sellers confronted with quite curious and amusing tourists

Amongst all these objects, Claire notices a baby sleeping

and a young girl

Other shops have kitchen tools almost solely bought by the local people

The assembling of the richest colors does not go without being caught by Claire's artistic talent

The assembling of the richest colors does not go without being caught by Claire's artistic talent

Close-up on the beans

and bottles can be seen in the same way

who grinds the beans himself with the help of his machine

and this buffalo cooling off represent the basis of the richness of Toraja land

All the buffaloes are brought once every 6 days to the market of Rantepao

In the heart of landscapes with fabulous colors, we see the peaceful Indonesians live their life

Without especially expecting to, we fall upon our first tau-tau and graves in these cliffs

Without especially expecting to, we fall upon our first tau-tau and graves in these cliffs

Statuette of an ancestor contemplating the valley

The buffalo is a working tool, a source of food and a symbol. One finds them everywhere in Indonesia, but especially here

Coffin and bones at the bottom of the cliff

A few days later, one can see the work that has been done from a far away viewpoint

In the heart of landscapes with fabulous colors, we see the peaceful Indonesians live their life

Women with their best dresses to welcome

The space beneath the granaries hosts the guests

These women strike the beat to announce to all that the wedding ceremony will take place

These women strike the beat to announce to all that the wedding ceremony will take place

Young dancers performing to the rhythm of the drums played by the boys, in front of the married couple and its hosts

Young dancers performing to the rhythm of the drums played by the boys, in front of the married couple and its hosts

enjoy themselves somewhat more than the young bride's maids

Beautiful young woman

These grains of rice left to dry

The buffalo is a working tool, a source of food and a symbol. One finds them everywhere in Indonesia, but especially here

View of the villages surrounded by trees and rice fields

The married couple and the parents

It is here that one can find the largest number of statuettes, protected by the height of the steep cliff

This tree hosts the corpses of babies having died before they were weaned, exceptional tradition of the Torajas





























In front of the famous Lemo cliff, no tourist can resist to get his camera out at once

It is here that one can find the largest number of statuettes, protected by the height of the steep cliff

In front of the famous Lemo cliff, no tourist can resist to get his camera out at once

This tree hosts the corpses of babies having died before they were weaned, exceptional tradition of the Torajas

In Kambira, there is a forest of huge bamboos, giving a mystical aura to this place where the dead rest

In Kambira, there is a forest of huge bamboos, giving a mystical aura to this place where the dead rest

One of the rare houses painted in green

Richness of nature and richness of all these colors which melt into their environment anywhere we go

which is yet in any landscape typical of the country

Richness of nature and richness of all these colors which melt into their environment anywhere we go











Funny music

Girls performing a ritual dance

Three yound dancers













Toraja decoration







Datura flowers



Car decorated in a very stylish manner by our driver in Toraja land

Children demonstrating fighting













Impressive cliff of Pona

Impressive cliff of Pona



View on Lake Poso

Crossing Lake Poso

A boat on Lake Poso

Boat on a Bancea beach

Pineapple

Palm tree fruit

Orchid

Orchid

Orchid

Fooling around

The Bancea forest park

Arriving in Bancea park

Our guide in the orchid park of Bancea

Our shadows on the beach

A local transport in Palu

Boat on Tanjung Karang beach

Beautiful beach of Tanjung Karang

Frangipane flower

Sunset on Tanjung Karang

Inner lagoon of an island

Bajau family on an island

A rest after snorkeling

After a snorkeling outing

Near Kadidiri Island

The back of Kadidiri island

The back of Kadidiri island

Me in Kadidiri

Taipi beach

Taipi beach

Bajau people

Bajau house

Bajau family

Bajau house

Coconut crab pinned down

Coconut crab

Kitchen of our hotel

A typical boat

Village of Wakai

Village of Wakai

Wakai streets

Me at the end of the jetty

Me at the end of the jetty

Kadidiri beach seen from the end of the jetty

The jetty at Kadidiri

View from our bungalow

Kadidiri beach

The jetty at Kadidiri

Me in our bungalow

Crabs in the mangrove

Mudskippers

View of Kadidiri's beach

The ferry loading platform

Young men chilling out

Fish farms

Kids splashing around

Kids splashing around

Loading the ferry

Loading the ferry

Kids on our boat

Sunset as we depart

Sunset in the Togians

Arriving in North Sulawesi

Caged birds on the ferry

House on the side of the street

Bunaken beach

Bunaken beach

My diving buddies

Bunaken sunset

On Bunaken beach

Manado Tua volcano in the sunset light

Bunaken bay

Bunaken church

Bunaken beach at low tide

A man looks on as a boat approaches Bunaken

The dive shop on Bunaken beach

A dog seeked refuge in our bungalow

The nice and fun boatmen of our dive boat

Kris fooling around after a dive

Bunaken beauty

Children on Bunaken beach

Children on Bunaken beach

Strolling on the beach in front of our room

Manado beachfront

A kid climbs to get a mango

Tangkoko beach

Kids seeing us off

A flower on Tangkoko beach

Tangkoko beach

An intricate design

A spectacular vine

Tarsius

Tarsius

Local transport

Strangling fig tree

Inside the fig tree

A calaos flies above us

Endemic macaques

Endemic macaques

Monitor lizard

A macaque seen through the trees

Close-up on nature's beauty

A flower in the jungle

A leaf will soon unfold

Interesting fruits

A plant growing on a tree

Boats in Bitung waters

Festivities of Indepence Day

Manado street

In the streets of Manado

School kids saying hello

A very full vehicle speeding in front of us

Building houses in Woloan

Building houses in Woloan

Building houses in Woloan

Manado "beach" front

Small bananas on sale

Selling mangoes

Bright red jambus

Streets of Woloan

A rather bloody market stall

A wood rat sticking out of a woman's basket

Lake Tondano

Lake Tondano seen from a restaurant

Market of Tondano

Rice paddy

A man displays dog meat for sale

Dog meat for sale

Women sellers

A local transport

Lake Tondano

Lake Tondano

A baby in our bemo

Streets of Tomohon

Flowers in a field

Flowers for sale

Flowers for sale

Writing notes in the bungalow

A local market

Drying corn

View from Mahawu volcano

View from Mahawu volcano

View from Mahawu volcano

View from Mahawu volcano

Mahawu volcano crater

View of Manado and Bunaken from the Mahawu

A child parade in the streets

Children parade

Lahendong lake

Lahendong lake

Children in a parade

Mahawu slopes

Contrasting nature

Mahawu volcano crater

Cabbage on the slopes of the Mahawu

Vegetables for sale

Wedding dresses at the market

Colors at the market

Lahendong lake

Flowers

A girl sips her drink

Watching the parade

Watching the parade

The street parade

       
A kid looks on

A group of boys

Lahendong lake

       

 

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