Sunday, September 9, 2012

Week 52 Photos 1

Before I get into the photos I want to share, I had to show this one first.  Out apartment overlooks a large pool area that attaches to a large ballroom.  Sometime events spill out into the pool area and it is decorated accordingly.  They even build a runway out over the water.  On Saturday last, there was a wedding and I thought I would include just one photo... "Shades of Scarlett O'Hara"

Here are some random shots of typical street scenes.  Here's Mr. Burger.  They are  scattered throughout the city.  Sort of like their iteration of McDonalds.  (The real McDonalds here is expensive by Indonesian standards.)  Oh, and we've been warned away from Mr Burger.  ...Maybe someday....

This fellow is a SUPELTAS officer.  They direct traffic.  You'll notice that he is waving us through -  the blue motorcycle and the car are moving!

This is typical of the entrance to a neighborhood.  Bono calls them villages, even in the heart of the city.  This one is to Karokan and if you look closely you'll also see RT 03 and RW XI.  An RT is like a street leader, and has about 20 - 30 families and and RW leads 5 - 10 RTs.  (Pronounced Air-tay and Air-way)  So this area or street is lead by RT 03 and RW XI.  The dates on the columns are their Independence Day.  17 August 1945 to 17 August 2012 (They update every Independence Day.)

And this is Pasar Kota Boyolali  (traditional Market City of Boyolali).  It is a full block long, has its own street and is 2 stories tall.

Finally, here's a typical street-side fruit market.  These can be made up of dozens of stalls all vying for the same customers.

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