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.Were 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 Annes 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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