Photo of the Week #13- Path to Destruction

8 Jun

Where- Desa Kinahrejo, Yogyakarta

Desa Kinahrejo was completely destroyed in the 2010 Merapi eruption however unlike in Argomulyo, the local villagers have turned the place into a tourist attraction. The day I went up there was eerie yet an incredibly beautiful area. Freezing cold with dense cloud which lifted just enough for you to realise that one of the world’s most active volcanoes was looming over us, just a few kilometres from the summit. This road headed further up towards Merapi but had suffered a great deal of damage in the eruption. We passed several signs along it marking it as an escape route however for many of the people in this area there was no escape. An amazing place which reminds you of the power of the Earth.

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2 Responses to “Photo of the Week #13- Path to Destruction”

  1. nonoymanga June 8, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    Very nice DOF, just imagine running your new pirelli tires on that road. cheers Nonoy Manga

    • courts June 8, 2012 at 11:47 am #

      Thanks! It was definitely very rough heading up there on a couple of little hondas

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