Nov 11, 2013

Flame of Independence

Monas, my pretty SIL andondel-ondel
Monumen Nasional (the Monument National) in Jakarta, Indonesia is topped by a 14.5 ton bronze Flame of Independence. At first, this bronze flame structure was covered with 35 kg of gold foil but since 1995, during the 50th Indonesian independence anniversary, the gold foil was recoated to 50 kg of gold foil. The obelisk and flame structures of the monument symbolize the struggle for independence of Indonesia people (data source:Wikipedia).
Gold flame of independence

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AZLA said...

Monas is steady and severe, and that the memories of the people that we can see to this day as Indonesian national pride

Gerald (SK14) said...

an interesting scene

Leovi said...

Nice photo with the flame of independence!

Gemma Wiseman said...

I have never seen a monument coated in gold foil. A unique piece of art.

betty-NZ said...

What a great monument to independence. I love the characters that are in the shot.

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