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Capturing any moments as I lived day by day at a particular place in this City and surround, as an effort to contribute something better, by giving the other point of view for this city, the view from my lens.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

"Saung" : A little nostalgia


This is a real deal for me. As for few recent years it almost hard to find this kind of scene in the new face of busy Bandung. This is what we called "Saung", a Sundanese phrase for a common shelter usually placed near or in the middle of paddy or vegetable field. Used as a rest shelter for the farmer as they break from cultivating the field. Take a little nap, lunch or keep the seeds and farming tools on the upper chamber at the roof. Now it is almost hard to find it in a real scene, now people usually build the replica at their home backyard, at the culture center or the restaurant. For the recreational purposes only. 

This shelter is found at the west of side of Bandung and still being used by a real farmer, pretty far away from the busiest spot. I don't know who really built it, but I'm happy with this one found, as it bringing back my childhood memory.

8 comments:

asm said...

I like the title of this post a little nostalgia. This kind of thing reminds me also of my childhood memory when my grandfather built something like this at the back of our house where we could play and rest. lovely!

Eki said...

Ini yang di Kotabaru Parahyangan kan? ;P

Deden said...

Betul kang Eki, sekarang malah dikasih kawat berduri disekelilingnya, untung masih bisa diabadikan.. sempet rame juga kemaren di sana.. ;)

Hilda said...

Our farms have bamboo and palm shelters in their fields too, but not something you'd see in Metro Manila. And this is so much prettier!

Leif Hagen said...

A very interesting structure! I just hope nobody smokes a cigarette near there! Oj da!

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Thanks for the bit of history that is often forgotten. You have many interesting photographs on your site.
Three Rivers Daily Photo

VP said...

Just discovered your blog and I was very interested by this almost lost tradition, not so different from many similar stories in our countryside. An excellent image either.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Very picturesque. I am enjoying your blog. I know nothing about your part of the world and find your photographs and descriptions very interesting. Thank you.

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