Monday, January 20, 2014

Old Photos Of Mountain Hiking In Indonesia

Oh hi everybody, how are you? *vacuuming the dust on the corners of this blog* I'm back from the abyss that is work. 

I'd love to leave this city for the sake of my sanity, but there is not much we can do during the rainy season: the mountains are closed, the high waves make it almost impossible for island hopping and the capital city is on bended knees due to the floods.

Fortunately, a few weeks ago I stumbled upon some old photos of mountain hiking in Indonesia in the pre-independence era. As I'm a fan of all things old school, these black-and-white photos brought some light to the grey-sky rainy days.

Here are some of the photos:)

Mt. Gede in the 1940s.

The hot spring in Mt. Gede. This photo was taken in 1949.

Porters on their way to the summit of Mt. Rinjani. They had been using the long poles to carry the stuffs, some things didn't change.

 Mt. Rinjani, date of photo not found.

Mt. Lawu in 1930s. Whenever you go to the mountain (whether in the 1930s or the 2000s), you should always place safety first. Look at the lamp and other equipment they had:)

Photo source: Tropen Museum

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