Photographer's Note

Late afternoon sun highlights Ternate town landmark, famed for its green domes.

On this tiny island holds an important part in the history of spice trade in 16th century. There were great contentions between three maritime superpowers then; the Portuguese, the Spanish and the Dutch to gain control of Ternate Island - a highly active volcanic island in the Moluccas, for their most valuable commodities; clove and nutmeg. Eventually in the 17th century these islands were in the hands of Dutch Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie-VOC, who secured a monopoly in the profitable trade....

and the rest is history for us to learn.......

Setting: 50 mm, 1/100 sec, F11, ISO Raw 100, 1639 hrs & Polarised

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