Wednesday, January 18, 2006

A Year Ago Today....Jogjakarta


My creation
Originally uploaded by rushmurad.

This pic was taken exactly a year ago. Borobudur Temple is considered as one of the seven wonders of the world. This temple is located at Borobudur District, South of Magelang, Central Java. Borobudur was built by Sanmaratungga in the 8th century, and belongs to Buddha Mahayana. Borobudur was revealed by Sir Thomas Stanford Raffles in 1814. The temple was found in ruined condition and was buried.

The overall height was 42 meters, but was only 34.5 meters after restoration, and had the dimension of 123 x 123 meters (15,129 square meters). There were 10 floors. The first floor up to the sixth floor was square form, the seventh to the tenth floor were round form.

Sarmidi guided us to the temple which is an hour drive from his village in Nampan, Kulon Progo. Sarmidi used to work in Johor Bahru, Malaysia for more than 3 years and that's how I knew him and we became 'brothers'. It was so hot and dry when we arrived at the temple. Im sweating all the way up to the top of the tenth floor (but it seems like climbing 20 floors!) and its really rewarding.

5 comments:

Asmadi said...

semoga Abg juga bahagia di sana bersama insan tersayang dan dirahmati olehNYa juga..
suka tgk senyuman!!!

adi said...

eh..madi pun ada kat sini. such a small world.

Rho Mayda said...

ah... how nice!
Hey, i'm from jogja. But then like... an hour from borobudur. Nice to know you visited it :)

Suhud Natapura said...

hey! greeting from jakarta. you were really on magz cover or that was just a creative work of yours?

Rush Murad said...

usep, actually it was a software... :)...in flickr.com