About Me

My photo
Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Borobudur Largest Buddhist Temple and UNESCO World Heritage Site

 Borobudur Temple and UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991

We did visit CANDI: BOROBUDUR
Quite a walking distance away... you can see the huge stupa in the top of the photo, a bit to the left from center.
Weather is always tricky in the tropics, soon enough clouds cover it all and a tropical rain shower surprises you!
On December 14, 1986 we were walking towards this enormous Borobudur Temple and soon figured out why it is the largest in the world.
Notice my small foldable umbrella next to my hip?
Pardon my poor photo...  Pieter standing in front of these 9th Century carvings.
Standing with umbrella in hand...
This was still five years before it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site
One more time we went there, on June 1 of 2001, our final trip to work in Indonesia and we had our best friends tagging along with us.
We had nice weather and a good tour guide, she was very knowledgeable but we only have video from that time, no photos.
Hoping this still did give you some insight in one of the many wonders that can be seen within Indonesia.

25 comments:

  1. What a great site to have visited! I've never heard of it before but it looks impressive in the video and so nice you have these photos :)

    Hope that you are having a good week! It's been a very rainy one so far here!

    Away From The Blue

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dearest Mica,
      This IS a great site indeed and for you Aussies, within reach.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

      Delete
  2. Amazing, Mariette. I wonder what is being done to preserve it for generations to come. I would think that heritage sites would take A LOT of ongoing upkeep.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dearest Kim,
      Like the previous post's Prambanan Hindu temple, that too became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its upkeep will demand a lot of money and effort.
      But it is so impressive and that being done already in the 9th century is mind boggling!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

      Delete
  3. Hello Mariette, This is a really mind-boggling site. I suppose that to take it in entirely must take weeks. Like so many vast sites and museums, one has to make the best of one's time.
    --Jim

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dearest Jim,
      Yes, it is good that we have been there a few times over the years and it is so vast indeed. We did have a very knowledgeable female guide when we videotaped our visit with best friends. That was in June of 2001, our final of 23 visits (for me, more for Pieter!) to Indonesia.
      A beautiful country with such a rich history!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

      Delete
  4. Dear Mariette,

    You both are looking so young :-)

    Best regards
    Bernhard

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dearest Bernhard,
      We WERE young but this is not about us...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

      Delete
  5. Replies
    1. Dearest Regine,
      Thank you and you bet it is beautiful!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

      Delete
  6. Replies
    1. Dearest Anne,
      Yes it is truly one of the world’s wonders!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

      Delete
  7. Magnificent. Wonderful memories Mariette. Thank you so much for sharing them.

    God bless.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dearest Victor,
      Thank you and it is my/our pleasure to share them!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

      Delete
  8. ¡Que hermoso templo! Ese vídeo me ha hecho conocer su real belleza. es una de las muchas maravills que hay repartida por el mundo.

    Besos

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Querida Antónia,
      ¡Gracias y esto sin duda es una de las maravillas del mundo!
      Un abrazo,
      Mariette

      Delete
  9. Replies
    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Yes, it is almost mind boggling and that for 9th century people!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

      Delete
  10. Hallo Mariette, indrukwekkende plek en mooi om daar geweest te zijn. Ik zie dat je daar in korte broek gekleed was, waren er geen kledingvoorschriften voor het bezoek aan een tempel? Of kon je daar iets huren? Fijne dag, lieve groet Willy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Beste Willy,
      Ja dat was een heel indrukwekkende plek met gebouw uit de 9de eeuw. Indonesië is een erg modern land en ik heb er nooit voorschriften gezien. In de tropen en met zo’n klimpartij ben je in korte broek met goeie schoenen het best gekleed.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

      Delete
    2. Willy, dit is ook geen functionele Buddhistische tempel maar enkel een archeologische attractie in het grootste Moslim land ter wereld.

      Delete
  11. I will have to enjoy your posts. Indonesia is not some place I will probably ever get to. All very interesting.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dearest Janey,
      Guess for most there is no connection with this vast country but since for some 350 years it belonged to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, we all studied it in history. So many relatives were there in service, also my best friend’s Dad. And my Great Uncle ‘Heeroom’ spent decennia there. We have our foster daughter Anita there... It is in our heart and once was home!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

      Delete
  12. Dearest Mariette, I had heard of Borobudur Temple but had not realized it is so huge!
    Many hugs!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dearest Marie-Anne,
      Yes, it is humongous in size! You can walk there for quite a while.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

      Delete

Thanks for your visit and comment.

Mariette...

MARIETTE'S BACK TO BASICS © 2009. All rights reserved - Text and images may not be copied for distribution or sale.

Follow my blog by Email

213 Countries visited with 276 flags since:

free counters

Total Pageviews

Blog Archive

Google Analytics

Labels

4th of July (7) Accordion (4) Advent (18) ALL SAINTS DAY | ALL SOULS DAY (2) Aluminum Roofing (10) Amaretti cookies (4) American Airlines (4) American Mushroom Institute (2) Angels (116) Angels We Know By Name (10) Australia (19) Auto Immune Disease (12) Ava Grace's closet (10) Baccarat Crystal (62) Backyard Wildlife HABITAT Certificate (6) Barlow Tyrie Capri Lounger (2) Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Jacksonville Florida (2) Bathing Suits (5) BB and L (4) Belgium (2) Benjamin Moore (11) Bike Rack (4) Birthdays (27) Blissful Relationship (40) Blog Award (20) Blog Pageviews (10) Blogger I Admire (29) Blogger Tips (23) Bobèches (4) Bok Tower (3) Bridal Gowns (4) Britex Fabrics (12) Britex Notions (9) Bulgaria (3) Burberry (13) Burberry Tuxedo (3) Bypass Surgery (6) Cable Car (5) Camille Tharaud (9) Campbell Soup (26) Canada (15) Canada Rail Vacations (4) Candles (34) Carbon Footprint (7) Carillon (2) Cat Nurse (1) Cathedral-Basilica Saint Louis (1) Ceramic Chandelier (5) Certified Podologist (2) Chanel (16) Chaperon (5) Cherubs (18) Childhood (11) Chile (6) China (15) Chocolate (31) Christie's (22) Christmas (49) Christofle (28) Christofle (Memoire) David Rosenberg (11) Chronic Kidney Disease (5) Citizen Journalism (3) CitizenM (2) Coffee Cup (2) Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass (5) Communism (14) Conference (20) Congress (26) Consulting (121) Costco (2) Countries visited (38) Courtesy (1) Croatia (1) Curaçao (14) D.S. Mullis (Author) (1) Dad (72) Damixa (7) Danish (6) Daughter (48) De Gaerde (1) Declaration of Independence (3) Delft Polychrome (1) Delftware houses (5) Delta Airlines (6) Denmark (2) Dessert (10) Diabetes (12) Diabetes type 2 (16) Diabetes type 2 Recipe (9) Dialysis (9) Dieng Plateau (1) Dining with Royalty (1) DMC (25) Doensen Sfeerhaarden (2) Domain Name (1) Door Décor (1) Doris Plaster (1) Down Duvets (5) Dupuytren's Contracture (3) Dutch American Heritage Day (5) Dutch King's Day (5) Dutch Queen's Day (3) Dweilen (1) Easter (23) Eco friendly (18) Eco Storage (4) Edible flowers (10) Editorial Review (9) Education (55) Edward Bok (4) Energy Star (7) England (15) Escada (96) Etiquette Training (5) Fairmont Hotels (10) Family (224) Family Memories (14) Filet Lace (11) Filet Lace Embroidered (4) First Lady Melania Trump (2) Fleur de Lys (8) Flower Framers of Cincinnati (23) France (4) FREEDOM (7) French (71) French Country Style (55) French Lavender Sachets (4) Friendship (184) From Pilgrim to President (2) Genocide (2) Georgia (18) Georgia State Flag (4) Germany (9) Gero Zilmeta 528 Menuet (15) Gevaphone (4) Gift from Blogger Friend (33) Gillis Video (4) Giovanni Raspini Charms and Co (42) Giovanni Raspini Silver Desk Items (11) Giovanni Raspini Silver Frames (11) Giovanni Raspini Silver Gifts (17) GIVEAWAY (24) Going Green (32) Graham H. Boonzaaier (5) Grand Canyon (4) Graze Picking (1) Hand Crocheted (89) Hand Embroidered (22) Hand Knitted (20) Hand made Lace (23) Happy New Year (8) Hawaii (1) Healthy Heart (16) Healthy heart recipe (23) Healthy Living (33) Heart Attack (5) Heeroom (9) Helicopter (1) High Tea (6) Highlights of the Mississippi Cruise (8) Holocaust (1) Hong Kong (6) House Blessing (2) Hungary (16) Hurricane (4) Hyatt (84) I Will Follow Him (1) India (44) Indonesia (24) Interlock Metal Roofing (12) International Workshop & Seminar (2) Irok gallery (12) ISMS (20) Italy (55) Japan (7) Kashmir (2) Kichler Xenon Under Counter Lights (1) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (49) Kruisherenhotel (1) Lace (6) Lacquered Brass Window Decorations (13) Lampe Berger (11) Lampes Berger A Century of History by Gérald Vilcocq (10) Language (28) Last Call by Neiman Marcus (20) Lavender Sachet (4) Le Chameau (2) Le Jacquard Français (31) Leather Garments Factory (11) Leather Shorts (1) Leather Vest (4) Leprosy Infection (5) Leprosy Project (6) Limburg (10) Limoges (18) Limoges Table Lamp (7) Log Cabin (3) Logee's (12) Maharaja Amarinder Singh of Patiala (1) Mainstream Media (1) Margraten (6) Marl Caves (11) Mason's Patent Ironstone Mandalay (5) Maximum Baggage Weight (7) Meeting Blogger Friend (7) Mega Task (17) Memorial Day (7) Miele (12) Millinery (11) Missing Blogger (1) Mom (91) Montblanc pens (1) Moral Compass (11) Mushroom Cultivation (35) Mushroom Quality Criteria (15) Mushrooms Canada (3) Mushrooms in our Garden (11) My Boots (18) My French Connection (2) My Hats (14) My Publications (6) My Sewing Creation (45) Nativity Scene (4) New Netherland (2) New Orleans (9) New Orleans School of Cooking (2) New York City (27) Original Content (17) Ormolu (6) Our Balcony (13) Our Bathroom (8) Our Bird Feeders (7) Our Bird Houses (12) Our Bridges and Wood Trail (31) Our Canine (22) Our Dutch Clock (3) Our Felines (126) Our Fiberglass Window Boxes (24) Our Flower Bulbs (58) Our Flowering Shrubs (116) Our Flowering Trees (27) Our Flowering Vines (28) Our Flowers (58) Our Fragrant Flowers (160) Our Garden (27) Our Garden Critters (37) Our Gazebo (47) Our Greenhouse (11) Our Home (127) Our Life in Indonesia (40) Our Life in Italy (32) Our Magnolias (37) Our Our Fiberglass Window Boxes (1) Our Palm Tree (15) Our Pet Squirrel (1) Our Pond (19) Our Pot Plants (35) Our Rose Arbor (5) Our Rose Suite (15) Our Roses (58) Our Shrubs (6) Our Trees (40) P.J.C. Vedder's Memoirs (114) P.J.C. Vedder's Publications (64) Patio (26) People to People Citizen Ambassador Program (26) Plagiarism (5) Poland (1) Pond's India (22) Pre-Diabetes (9) Prednisone (8) Princess Diana (4) Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold (26) Quotes (44) Religious Paper Lace (2) Relive (20) Replacements Ltd. (19) REPOUSSE Silver (8) Resilientista (31) Ristorante da Maria (29) Romania (5) Romantic Boxes with Pansies (2) Romantic Rose Boxes (7) Rose Jewelry (8) Rose silverware (59) Rose Stepping Stones (5) Roses (4) Rotary International (5) Royal Mail (1) Sachets (1) Saint Nicholas (12) Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th (10) Santa Barbara Plantation (3) Santa Claus (12) Saving Energy (7) Scottsdale Arizona (3) Scraped Content (5) Serbia (2) Servitude (1) Silver Knife Rests (18) Sinden Award (12) Singapore Airlines (1) Sinterklaas (10) Skiing (5) Socialism (5) South Africa (20) Spain (1) SPAWN MATE SYMPOSIUM (2) Spectrenoir (91) STIGMA of Leprosy (1) Storage and Organizing (5) Super Power Readers (4) Sweden (2) Switzerland (13) Table Setting (30) Taiwan (3) Tanner Krolle (4) Tea (25) Tea Cup (10) Technology Transfer Seminar (9) Thailand (2) Thanksgiving (9) The Bridge (8) The Netherlands (13) Theodore Haviland France (2) Toile de Jouy (5) Tornado (2) Toyota RAV4 (12) Transparent Acrylic Bolts and Nuts (3) Travel (368) Travel by Rail (21) TREK Bike (9) Tropical Thunderstorms (3) Uncle Bo Whaley (11) UNESCO World Heritage Site (13) United States Citizenship (7) United States Flag (9) Valentine's Day (12) Vases (80) Viking River Cruise (10) Vintage Lampe Berger (13) Vintage Woodworks (26) Vinyl Picket Fence (8) Water Control (18) Wedding (10) Wedding Anniversary (12) WeFie (7) WGXA.TV (3) Wolford (19) Wool Fedora Hat (4) World Bank (1) World Leprosy Day (2) World Polio Day (3) Writing (63) Yves Delorme (6) Yves Saint Laurent (3) Zegna (7)