Just the Pictures (Indonesia) National Museum of Indonesia. Ganesha – the remover of obstacles, patron of arts and sciences, and the deva of intellect and wisdom. Gnarly looking statue head. Uma (also known as Parvati) – the mother of Ganesha and the source of all powers and weapons. Indonesian musical instruments. Ancestor statue that functions as a mediator between a family and a deceased ancestor. An effigy of the Barong Landung “Jero Gede”, a favorite figure among the Balinese. Indonesian two-dimensional puppet. Corpse covering from West Papua. Koteka (“penis sheath”) made from a dried gourd and used in North Papua. Monas (National Monument) in Merdeka Square. Bust of Chairil Anwar, an Indonesian poet from the “1945 generation” of writers, with Monas in the background. Sign in Merdeka Square, evidently prejudiced against drunkards like me. Horse drawn carriages found in Jakarta. Speckled Javan rusa deer grazing. The Indonesian dinner I ate. The old Town Hall, now the Jakarta History Museum in Kota Tua (Old Town Batavia). Dilapidated building found near the square in Kota Tua. The Kota Intan drawbridge. Example of a sidewalk missing a few slabs to walk on with vile pools of water underneath, filled with bacteria hoping a victim will fall in. Water taxis docked in the slums with cargo ships docked in Sunda Kelapa Port in the background. An old boat that had seen better days (I assume). Another view of the slums near the harbor. A lone horse tied to a tree in Jakarta. A pinisi (traditional Indonesian two-masted sailing ship) docked to the old harbor in Sunda Kelapa Port. View of pinisi boats docked in Sunda Kelapa Port. Another view of pinisi boats docked. The entrance to Sunda Kelapa Port with larger ships in the distance. Men repairing the hull of one of the pinisi boats. Slum that I walked through, located along a canal. Strange sign for “Studio 48” featuring a sobbing spermatozoa – I’m too scared to inquire what type of club this is. My dinner for July 14, 2014. Painting depicting a two-dimensional Indonesian puppet show. Three-dimensional puppets lined up. Western-looking puppets. Two-dimensional puppets. A puppet character named Rama Wijaya. A father puppet who is always busy on account of having so many children – used in campaigns for family planning. Different traditional masks from (clockwise, starting at top-left) Cirebon, Bali, Central Java, and West Java. The old watchtower next to the Museum Bahari. Looking out from the watchtower toward the old warehouses (now Museum Bahari) and the nearby market. Central courtyard in the Museum Bahari. Boat on display in the Museum Bahari. Diorama of an Indonesian legend about Malin Kundang. Homes on stilts and boats lining the waterway in the slums. Boats neatly arranged and docked in the slums with pinisi boats docked in Sunda Kelapa Port in the background. A creaky walkway along the water with small one room billets with little more than a bed inside and no doors. One of the remaining Dutch influences found in Jakarta. Rice paddies seen from the train from Jakarta to Bandung. Terraced landscape with rice paddies. More rice paddies along the train tracks in Indonesia. Terraced rice paddies outside of Bandung. Bandung Lautan Api (“Bandung Sea of Fire”) monument. Masjid Agung Bandung with its two tall minarets dominating the skyline. Closeup of one of Masjid Agung Bandung’s minarets. Street corner in Bandung. Kawah Puthi, surrounded by dead trees. The sulfur-laced shore of Kawah Puthi. Closeup of the dead trees along the shore. Small peninsula at Kawah Puthi. Remnants of a stone structure at Kawah Puthi. Another view of the peninsula and stone ruins. Kawah Puthi. The jungle near Kawah Puthi. The road to Kawah Puthi and the backside of my driver on his motorbike. Looking out of the moving Angkot as we drive back to Bandung. A river in Yogyakarta. Two-dimensional puppets made from buffalo leather lined up along the stage. The “backstage” of the shadow puppet theater with musical instruments in view. The shadow puppet theater with a character addressing the ape characters. Shadow puppet theater with characters looking at the magical arrow in the play. The end of the shadow puppet theater. River in Yogyakarta lit up at night. Entrance to the living area in the Sultan’s Palace (or Kraton Complex). Inside the Sultan’s Palace. Looking through the gazebo in the palace. One of the Sultan’s ornate pavilions. Portrait of the Sultan. Battlement of old city wall in Yogyakarta. Food being left to dry outside. The Prambanan temple complex (or Candi Prambanan) seen from the entrance-way. A building to the right of the main building on the Candi Prambanan complex. View of the main building at Candi Prambanan with another smaller building in the back. Statue found inside one of the smaller buildings. Relief at Candi Prambanan. A strange relief found at Candi Prambanan. The main building at the Prambanan temple complex seen with a fence surrounding it. Candi Prambanan seen from the edge of the site. Another view of the Prambanan temple complex. The main compound at Candi Prambanan encircled with stone ruins of smaller buildings. One last view of the Prambanan temple complex. Candi Sewu – the temple compound seen in the evening. The main building at Candi Sewu. Indigenous Indonesian deer. From left to right: “peyek”, “kerupuk udang”, and “minuman raja-raja”. The entrance to Borobudur temple. Perforated stupas at the top of Borobudur temple. More perforated stupas at Borobudur. Stupas on one of the tiers near the top of Borobudur. One of four entrances to the top of Borobudur. The giant dome at the top of Borobudur seen on the left. Another view of the perforated stupas. Incomplete perforated stupa to show the Buddha statue inside. Looking inside one of the completed perforated stupas to see the enclosed Buddha statue. View of two tiers at the top of Borobudur temple. One of the lower tiers at Borobudur lined with reliefs and sculptures. Headless Buddha statue on the edge of Borobudur temple. Relief showing a horse drawn carriage. Another relief at Borobudur. Buddha statues lining the top of one of Borobudur’s lower tiers. Relief depicting many animals. Relief showing an early maritime vessel. Relief depicting many people. One of the four corners of Borobudur temple. Borobudur temple seen from a distance. The top of Borobudur visible above the trees, seen from Bukit Dagi. An Indonesian-style home. Candi Mendut. The three Buddha statues inside Candi Mendut. A man drying out rice on large mats on the sidewalk. Candi Pawon. Farm in Cemoro Lewang. View of Mount Bromo and Mount Batok (the more complete and conical-looking volcano) in the giant caldera. Inside the giant caldera looking back at the rocky wall. On the flat surface of the giant caldera looking at Mount Batok. The steps leading to the top of Mount Bromo. Mount Bromo belching sulfuric steam. Looking back at Cemoro Lewang, past the “Sea of Sand” with the Hindu temple complex on the left. Mount Batok seen from Mount Bromo. The volcanic opening of Mount Bromo seen at sunset. Hindu monument on the edge of Mount Bromo’s caldera, looking at Mount Batok. Another view of the Hindu monument standing on the combined edge of two calderas. The opening shaft of Mount Bromo seen past sunset. Another view of the crinkly slopes of Mount Batok. Looking down from the steps up Mount Bromo at the Hindu temple below. The trail leading up to the main viewpoint seen in the morning light. Hanging flowers seen along the trail. The cloudy view of the giant caldera with the base of Mount Batok on the left. Cemoro Lewang seen from the trail up to the main viewpoint. The best view of Mount Bromo and Mount Batok I was granted this morning. Another view of Cemoro Lewang. A hut among corn crops and trees. Farmland in Cemoro Lewang. The zig-zag farms on the steep mountainside in Cemoro Lewang. A lone hut in the middle of a cabbage patch farm. Mount Baluran seen from Bekol lookout tower. Mount Baluran seen from the savanna at Bekol. Monkeys and water buffalo on the savanna. Trail through the woods in Baluran National Park. Double outrigger boat shored on Bama Beach. Monkey walking out to the sea during low tide to scrounge for fish. Monkeys walking out to sea on Bama Beach. Monkeys searching for small fish and other food during low tide. The shore of East Java. Male deer (on the left) with a tangle of vines on his antlers and more deer further back. Water buffalo grazing on the savanna in the late afternoon. Looking east at ships in the waters between Java and Bali. The northwestern shore of Bali. The northwestern shore of Bali seen from the passenger ferry. Looking down an alley near Legian Street. Kuta Beach. A bottle of dry white wine produced on the island of Bali. Memorial on Legian Street to the October 12, 2002 bombing victims. The entrance and tall pavilion to one of many Puras (Balinese Hindu Temple) found in Bali. A small offering (“canang sari”) found on the beach – Balinese offer these to their gods three times a day. After all, what god doesn’t like to smoke cigarettes? The dark glistening sand near a rocky break. The reflection of clouds and people on Kuta Beach. Natural pattern found in the sand at Kuta Beach. Wave coming toward the shore at Kuta Beach. Balinese Hindu monument – there are many of these found all over Bali. The beach at sunset. Hindu monument overflowing with many small offerings Entrance to a Pura (Balinese Hindu Temple). Southern entrance to Kuta Beach. Looking south on Legian Beach. Bottle of dry red wine produced by Hatten Wines. Pura found on an alley corner in Legian.