2016
06.10
HANUMAN GIANT

HANUMAN GIANT

SYNOPSIS:  Nicola happily agreed to write another guest blog.  It is about our Museum visit in Yogyakarta and a trip to Prambanan, one of the UNESCO sites near Yogyakarta. And a brief footnote on the Ramayana by ET.

GUEST BLOG BY NICOLA:

Yesterday morning we sought to gain some extra points for scholarship by visiting the Sonobudoyo Cultural Museum, which is known for its fine collection of furniture, ceramics, musical instruments, puppets and Hindu sculptures. Beautiful to look at, indeed but much hindered by the lack of any apparent dating on the labels. We had been told by our guide on the tour of the Sultan’s palace that certain ornamental motifs such as snakes and peacocks signify different numbers but picking out enough symbols to correctly establish a date would have taken many years of study.VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY