Photographer's Note

....Somewhere on the middle level of the Borobudur we encountered a curious scene. A man had already written “Nepal 1995 “ with chalk on one of the stupas and was now writing an undecipherable addition to it. He was caught red handed by a guard. “Sorry….We’re from Nepal !!” the very embarrassed man said in English, while bowing apologetically and starting to rub out the chalk with his handkerchief, in a more symbolic than effective way.

The guard was not impressed and gesticulated that he should put more effort into it – he wanted the text removed completely. Notwithstanding the now totally dedicated efforts of the Nepalese man the result was minimal and after a few minutes the impassively waiting guard released the profusely sweating and even more embarrassed man ( a small crowd had gathered) man while sadly shaking his head.

During the trip back there was a group of teen school girls in the midi bus back to Yokya , singing along to the music the driver played and, lo and behold, we recognized one of the tracks. It was from a tape a Bandung MC seller sold us few days before: 22 Beat Hits Indonesia and the performers were Doel Sumbang & Nini Carlina. We loved the syrupy synthi-pop full of rindu (longing), of course best experienced during malam (evening) :-)

Scan (with a Canon MP610) of a local (Bali) print on Kodak paper.

This is part of a series of scans, number 9 of the 'Les Années Argentiques' theme.

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Additional Photos by Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1934 W: 118 N: 4384] (14208)
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