Photo of the Week #6- Argomulyo, Indonesia

15 Mar

Where- Argomulyo Village, Yogyakarta

Argomulyo is your typical Indonesian village. There are scrawny chickens running around, rice paddies and children playing. The only difference between this village and others is the fact that one of the world’s most active volcanoes looms over it. In the 2010 eruption of Merapi several people were killed in the village and even now they face the constant threat of lahar, cold avalanches of mud, ash and rocks destroying everything in their path. The amazing thing about this photo is that only 20 metres to the right the rest of the village remains completely untouched.


One Response to “Photo of the Week #6- Argomulyo, Indonesia”

  1. One World, 4 Girls March 17, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    Nice picture! We’ve been to Merapi, seen its destruction, and walked through the villages – the way of life is completely fascinating, like going back in time – except for the motorcycles and sparse cellphones. Thanks!

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