Dusun Hibiscus, Prawirotaman, Jogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

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The south-sea beaches to the south of Jogyakarta on the island of Java, Indonesia, are absolutely stunning (see e.g. an earlier photo of Parangtritis in my photostream). But at some point one has to return to the city...
Driving north through the lusciously green countryside dotted with villages and kampungs - some with rermarkable architecture and art in which a synthesis has been made of Catholic christianity and Javanese Hindu forms - the road merges into one of the suburbs of the great city. The kampung Prawirotaman sprang up on a tract of land given by the sultan to one of his military men in the nineteenth century. His three sons developed here a batik industry and later ventured into the guest house trade. And the area is dotted now with many losmen and smallish hotels.
The Jogya Dusun (= Village) Inn is one of these. A small hotel - some call it a boutique hotel - its garden is wonderful. In fact, a staff member is quite the botanist and he has collected many plants, often unusual and hailing from remote places. They are carefully nurtured, and through the small central garden with clattering fountain waft the various floral aromas of the different periods of the day.
This marvellous salmon hibiscus was photographed early on the morning of our departure for the airport. To my eyes it is so beautiful that I must one time return to look at its descendants.

Hilton Lebarbenchon, Bev Draper, and 81 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. byrne7214 [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

    beautiful capture

  2. rondendikken 64 months ago | reply


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  3. mylifeasafish812 63 months ago | reply

    Beautiful! It's so delicate!

  4. LA Lassie 62 months ago | reply

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful
    Photography with the Ibiscus Group!

  5. daisy.grisolia 62 months ago | reply

    Your Hibiscus is beautiful
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  6. LA Lassie 61 months ago | reply

    Dusun Hibiscus, Prawirotaman, Jogyakarta, Java, Indonesia
    Congratulations From The Ibiscus Group
    Your photo is our Weekly Feature for April 19, 2009

  7. Moises Leca 59 months ago | reply

    woooow i love this pick
    so beauty

  8. abej2004 58 months ago | reply

    Your so well travelled, and really take in the local culture, yes the south side of the Java island has beauty that is so often missed. Pelabuhan Ratu, the Queen of the Sea, City is wonderful too.

  9. Jeanine McMeans 57 months ago | reply

    How Amazingly beautiful. love it.

  10. ralibali 54 months ago | reply

    Great capture!
    Pls post your beautiful picture in our Hibiscus Wonder Art Contest

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  11. D.M.V. 53 months ago | reply

    excellent capture of a beautiful hibiscus

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Hibiscus,Orchids & Plumeria, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  12. Estrella Blanca* - OFF - AWAY [deleted] 41 months ago | reply


    Excellent work !

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