(Sunday Stills) : The Next Challenge : Bridges/ Jembatan

Incidentally I found this challenge when I was scrolling down my notification. It’s very interesting and I have got several photos related to this challenge. Let me tell you something about this bridge…I visited it when along with my friends walking inside Jakarta Old Town. Everything old is always interesting as it reflects our past which should be memorized and preserved…bitter or sweet. This Kota Intan bridge…or Kota Intan Drawbridge. It is located on the way to Bahari Museum and after Toko Merah. It was built in 1628 by VOC and thereafter changed several times in names. Initially it was called Engelse Brug (English bridge) as it connected the Dutch Fort and England Fort located at Kali Besar Canal, and it was broken in 1628 and 1629 as Mataram and Banten Sultanates attacked Batavia castle.

In 1630, it was rebuilt under the name De Hoender Pasarbrug (Chicken Market Bridge) as it was close to chicken market. Wilhelmina brug (until 1938) and Ophalsbrug Juliana (1938). Finally it has got its last name as Kota Intan because of its proximity to Diamant Bastion.

It has been stated as cultural heritage since 1972 by Jakarta governor. Feel the Dutch colonial era sensation by visiting this bridge.

ImageJembatan Kota Intan / Diamant Bastion Bridge

ImageJembatan Kota Intan 2

ImageJembatan Kota Intan 3

ImageDon’t look at me! :p

ImageJembatan Kota Intan 5

Maybe the canal is not clean at all, but just see its history because, whether bitter sweet…that’s reality.

Special for this challenge

I hope you’ll like it..


26 Comments Add yours

  1. Jayde-Ashe says:

    Beautiful photographs! And a very beautiful place 🙂

    1. Though actually the canal is dirty…but I like it so much.

  2. So cool to see, i took a photo of that bridge too a few years ago 🙂

  3. tom says:

    Wonderful historic bridge! Thanks for sharing.

    Tom The Backroads Traveller

    1. You’re welcome Tom 🙂

      It’s just such measely photos hehehehe..

  4. Cris says:

    That’s a National Geographic type of photo, although they would have probably cropped it a little tighter. Nice job! You’re on a role today!

    1. Thank you Cris…but I think I have to buy an SLR type first hehehehehe.

      I hope I can make better photos near future. 🙂

      1. Cris says:

        I really like that photo. Probably right about the SLR, though. 🙂

      2. Hahahahahaa…but if you know your camera exactly, the quality can be as good as SLR.

      3. Cris says:

        You can do a lot with point and shoot. I have a Canon PowerShot SX110 IS 10x optical zoom. It does a lot of things good, except that it does a bad job of macro, even though it has a macro setting. With macro, you’re supposed to be able to get really close to a subject. But if I get really close to a subject with macro setting, it’s all blurry. So, either macro is bad or I haven’t figured out how to use it right. Hahaha

      4. Hehehehehehe… at least for now I am still satisfied with my own. I’d shot some sunrise photos yesterday and it’s wonderful. But the disadvantage it, my camera has no feature for moving object, so that’s why the results look like ghostly pictures..hahahaha..

  5. danirachmat says:

    Cantiiik Mas jembatannya….

  6. The Rider says:

    I like your bridges!

    1. Thank you very much 🙂

  7. Interesting! I enjoyed your photos very much:)

    1. Thank you so much for your appreciation 🙂

  8. Henry G L says:

    wow! interesting narration and thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. Ryan says:

    kenal… saya kenal jembatannya… 😀
    pa kabar mas. apik toh? dah lama gak bw nih.

    1. Baik…lha kan bareng dirimu tempo hari. Hahahahaa..

      1. Ryan says:

        hehehehe… kapan hunting bareng lagi?

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