There are few things which struck me in Central Java:
1. people are refined and polite. Even touters and drivers tend to introduce their wares and service with minta maaf or I beg your pardon.
2. they love solid bright COLORS on their buildings.
While the Balinese hate empty spaces and decorate every recesses with carvings, polychromic paintings and colored patterns, the Central Javanese love solid blocks of bright, screaming colors. They don't want their buildings dark and somber. I took numerous pictures of nearly 20 attention-grabbing doors from just a 50 meter strip in downtown Jogja and I had to stop myself or I'll run out of battery. And the palette is repeated in most of Jawa Tengah. For me, only a collage can best portray the central Javanese color sensibility.
from the streets of Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia.
(currently the most interesting pic with tag java, jawa, doors, locks, portals)