Category: Friends from The Past

Gedung Merdeka: From Sociëteit Concordia To Bandung Conference.

Gedung Merdeka Bandung has a long history until finally in 1955 it became the venue for the Bandung Conference or also popular with Asia Africa Conference/Afro Asia Conference. The enchantment of the architecture of Gedung Merdeka, which locates on Jalan Asia Afrika No.56, Bandung, West Java, remains a particular attraction for anyone passing along the streets of

Derinkuyu Underground City in Cappadocia.

Derinkuyu Underground City in Cappadocia is one of several large underground metropolia in the historic sites of Cappadocia. It is also the largest underground ancient city ever excavated in Turkey and is part of a network of several underground systems that have been found in Cappadocia. Derinkuyu underground settlement was opened to visitors in 1965,

A Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia Underground Cities.

Cappadocia underground cities locate in an outstanding plain formed by erosion of volcanic rocks. Ancient volcanic eruptions covered this area with thick ash, which then solidified into a soft rock called tuff. After a while, these tuff rocks eroded by wind and water and turned them into mushroom-shaped pillars called fairy chimneys. The surface of Cappadocia

A Mystery Of The Sleeping Temple.

Hypogeum Ħal–Saflieni Temple in Malta is the only one subterranean prehistoric temple in the world. A 6,000-year-old subterrene burial chamber on the little Mediterranean island of Malta. One of the most protected world heritage sites. The discovery of the Hypogeum is almost new. Discovered accidentally in 1902 by workers who were building reservoirs for housing. The

The Sacred Hierapolis-Pamukkale of Phrygia.

Hierapolis and Pamukkale Thermal Pools is a historic site and a remarkable natural wonders in Denizli, Turkey. It’s a ruin of an ancient Roman city built in the 2nd century BC.  The ancient city of Hierapolis founded by Eumenes II, King of Pergamum during the Phrygian Era. In ancient Roman times, the area was so dense with marked

Eternal Ashes In Campania-1: The Lost City.

Mount Vesuvius and the City of Pompeii become a famous unforgettable story in the land of Campania. Both located near the Bay of Naples in the Campania region in Southern Italy. In centuries Mount Vesuvius inherited the green of fertility, giving a life around the foothills of the mountain, including the city of Pompeii. Until one day, all of

Eternal Ashes In Campania-2: Tracing The Ruins.

The ruins of Pompeii was rediscovered in 1599 AD by an architect named Domenico Fontana. In 1860 a study was conducted by archaeologist Giuseppe Fiorelli, on the orders of King Emmanuel II. He worked carefully and managed to uncover the landscape of Pompeii. In 1863 Fiorelli discovered many objects that resembled human bodies in the

The House of Wonders In Stone Town-Zanzibar Island.

The House of Wonders In Stone Town is one of large administrative building credited by Barghash bin Said, The Second Sultan of Zanzibar. This grand 17th-century old building also known as Palace of Wonders (in Arabic: Beit–al–Ajaib) was the first building used the electricity in the Zanzibar Island. Built during the ages of the Zanzibar

Colonial House of The Heritage Hotel Roemahkoe.

I still like to see this colonial house. It was still the same as it is. An unpretentious house on the street of Dr. Radjiman No. 501, Laweyan-Solo  Central Java, Indonesia. Now it becomes an antique colonial house of The Heritage Hotel Roemahkoe. As the name, “Roemahkoe” ( means, My House ), which still uses