Stumble Into Indonesia's Unseen Places
Submitted by mumunmumun on 7 August 2017 • Destination
The thing about digital cameras is that one can take so many pictures at any given time as long as you have enough space on your memory card. Hence, when traveling to the middle of Banda Sea, possibly the deepest trough in the world, I took so many pictures not knowing when I’ll be back. I have a lot of pictures of traveling to Banda, especially since I traveled there twice, both in the presence of Ipink. We both love this mini archipelago and would jump up and down at any opportunity to visit.
Parigi Rante, the well where the prominent ancestors people were disposed.
Despite I have posted a few times about Banda, I do have a few photos that I’d like to share about Banda. Some stuff that doesn’t really support any of the previous post directly, but probably give you an idea of the nuance of the islands. It holds a place in my heart because of its significance towards Indonesia, and the world, for that matter. In short, it was the heart of the world trades in the past, the reason VOC –the first multinational company–was established, possibly the cause Christopher Colombus found America, and it’s where one of the oldest genocide occurred. Not getting into much details because it really is a very long story, I’d rather show you the Banda I knew from my visits.
Also, just to let you know, there is a documentary that was released a few days ago about the long history of Banda. Although not my favorite documentary of all time, I believe the movie plays some significant role in documenting on Indonesia. It’s also an interesting type of documentary, trying to combine aesthetically beautiful shots with the context of the story. It’s also ready for the world, hence subtitles are provided.