I am in the United States, where the internet is decidedly more reliable than in just about any place I visited in Indonesia. I can now share some beloved photos with you from my trip. Due to technical difficulties figuring out the Weebly utility, these are not in exact chronological order.
Here are a few photos of home Hindu shrines in Denpasar, Bali.
I mentioned in my blog entry "Breakfast in Denpasar; Lunch in Jakarta" that we stayed in an airport hotel that bore a striking resemblance to a maximum-security prison. Here is a photo:
A view from my hotel window of Jakarta:
Batavia Town Hall, built by the Dutch in the 17th century and now a museum on a grand plaza. Performers in Disney costumes pose with tourists for tips in the tropical heat.
A canon, captured from the Portuguese by the Dutch in the seventeenth century.
Shopping in a massive indoor shopping complex.
A few scenes from Manado, including a Christian cemetery and rooster on a leash.
I think I will round out my blog here, with thanks to the many people who have taken time to read through it. I do hope to have an opportunity to return to Indonesia in the future, and if that happens, you'll definitely hear about it!
Rabbi Shoshana Kaminsky
I've been the rabbi of Beit Shalom Progressive Synagogue in Adelaide since 2006. As part of the Council of Progressive Rabbis of Australia, New Zealand and Asia, I'm preparing for my second trip to Indonesia to meet with Jewish communities there.