There I was, squinting through the fog swirling everywhere from where I stand in Mount Penanjakan, some 2,770 meters above sea level. Slowly, the sea of white started to dissipate to reveal a caldera as wide as 16 kilometers from end to end... As the white blanket of cold fog – or are they clouds? – sank deeper, a family of not one, not two, but at least five peaks are revealed, all stately, reaching anywhere between 2,400 to 3,700m... The most famous of them, easily recognizable by its seemingly endless spew of dense sulfurous white smoke is Bromo. Pictures cannot do justice to the experience.
phototip: There is a short time around sunrise when the colors are still soft. This was taken 30 minutes after daybreak, when the fog lifted.
the Tengger Caldera featuring the volcanoes of Bromo, Semeru and Batok in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia
blogged in the Road to Bromo
(I am going out of town tomorrow but will be back Sunday. 'til then!)
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