Weekly Photo Challenge: Colourful

I guess this is what they mean by never judge a book (or a house) by its cover. It may be all shabby wood outside, but hidden inside is a bright spark of blue — caught only because the window was left open. I guess when time’s tough, it’s better to paint the inside rather than the outside… then the owners can enjoy it more from within, no? 😀

Barito River, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan

These houses, built on stilts along the river, are one of the attractions of  Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. Kalimantan is generally a swamp area, so if you pay close attention you’d notice that even houses in the city are actually built on stilts on top of the swamps. We took a tour-de-barito in the early mornings, and it’s not unlike the gondola trip in Venice… except this one is slightly smellier, and more “intimate” as you can actually see the local inhabitants doing their general business by the river, e.g. bathing, washing, as the river is basically an extension of the houses. With the floating markets and barges passing through the river, it’s easy to see just how important these rivers have been – and will always be – to the people of Kalimantan.


4 responses to this post.

  1. […] Weekly Photo Challenge: Colourful (astipastina.wordpress.com) […]


  2. You my comrade are a genius


  3. Posted by knot2share on September 14, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    This is a lovely colourful surpise . I loved it!


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