Thursday, November 4, 2010

All The Presidents's Old Photos (With Their Family)


Ok, I've made up my mind. This week's post theme is about old photos and family photos. The above photo is of Indonesia's first president Soekarno, with his wife Fatmawati and his son Guntur (in English, Guntur  means Thunder). They looked very laid back, didn't they? If I didn't mention that they were First Family, one would think they were just a bunch of happy Indonesians having a picnic on their backyard.


Indonesia's second president Soeharto with his wife Tien and his sons (er, I don't know the sons's names, sorry!). There are many photos of Soeharto, but I like this one because he looks very relaxed and he  is reading a newspaper to his family. Hmm, I work for a newspaper, I heart photos of people reading it:) I wonder what newspaper they were reading.


I tried to find a relaxed photo of third president BJ Habibie with family. But this is the only family photo of him that I can find. BJ Habibie always looks relaxed, so it's a bit weird to see this formal family photo. It is a colored photo, but I would say it's an old photo after the passing of Ainun Habibie.


It's of the fourth president Abdurrahman Wahid (wearing batik shirt and eyeglasses), also known as Gus Dur, and his daughter Zannuba Arifah Chafsoh (wearing green headscarf and white shirt), also known as Yenny Wahid. They were very close, and Yenny was deeply shocked when her father passed away on December 2009.


One of the perks of being the president's daughter is you can play around the state guests. In the above photo, the fifth president Megawati Soekarnoputri enjoys a bike ride behind her brother Guntur, while her father, then first president Soekarno receives Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and his daughter Indira Gandhi.


Ok, that one is definitely not an old photo, because I could not find one, argh. The sixth (and current) president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (wearing red argyle-patterned sweater) enjoys a coconut fruit with his family. From his right, his first son Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, his second son Edhie Baskoro Yudhoyono, the first lady Kristiani Herawati and his daughter-in-law Annisa Pohan. I like the president's sweater. 

For the sources of the photos, you can click on them.

So, which photo is your favorite?

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