March 19, 2010

Old photos of Japan

A journey through old Japan!Pet Bird Shop, 1930

Found this beautiful website full of photo's (and old postcards) called Old photos of Japan. Enjoy!

Shimabara Tayuu, 1920

March 11, 2010

L'Indonesie comment elle vit

Still from "L'Indonesie comment elle vit"

A short black-and-white movie by Dutch film pioneer Willy Mullens about Indonesia in the 20s. The later added French audio is very (politically) incorrect, but the movie itself show beautiful images of historical Indonesia.

Still from "L'Indonesie comment elle vit"

The Batik culture is also presented in "L'Indonesie comment elle vit".I a few images they show the making of Batik with caps and canting. The voice-over tells that 'the old craft Batik is stimulated with finance by the Dutch government'..'and that the art of Batik is improving'..

Still from "L'Indonesie comment elle vit"

Still from "L'Indonesie comment elle vit"

Still from "L'Indonesie comment elle vit"

The movie is beautiful, and I still recognize the Indonesia of today. The movie "L'Indonesie comment elle vit" is part of the DVD box "Nederlands Indië, Van Nederlandsch-Indië naar Indonesië", but you can also watch it online.