Sunday, December 11, 2011

Week 13 photos - 3

From the 4th or 5th floor of PGS you can see the Best Western Hotel to the west, but no photos - well I took one but it ain't gettin' posted!!! But across the street and to the south is an old, derelict fortress built by the Dutch and last used by the Japanese during WWII as a prisoner compound, POWs and Dutch citizens and whomever. The walls are about 3 meters wide at the top, much wider at the base. You can tell by the detail that it was build the late 1700s early 1800s. I had some trouble getting many details: apparently the Dutch ware not the kindest colonial power and the period of Japanese occupation and its brutality is still a very sore point. Oh - its not a total waste, someone pastures their goats inside. If you Google Earth this is in the western part of the city at the west end of Jalan Slamat Riyadi (Main Street).

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