Here is a set of pictures from the King's Palace here in Surakarta. In 1945, or so the King was stripped of political power - and any tax revenue. The current king, #13 in the line, has a job and only one wife and his kids go to public school.
He sand the family still live in the palace, which except for a few ceremonial activities, acts as a museum. The Tower in the wall of the inner compound. The guide said you could see the ocean from the top. Uhhh I don't think so - we can't see it from where we live and we are much higher.
Where you officially meet the king. Note the Victorian Grecian statues.
Same place - straight-on view. Traditional dances are also performed in this building. The very openness is very Javanese.