day 848

From Lonely Planet Indonesia 2003:

"...The building itself dates from 1912 and is on the site of the Dutch Church of Batavia, demolished by Daendels in 1808. In the downstairs courtyard, there are memorials to Dutch governors general who were once buried here, including Jan Pieterzoon Coen, founder of Batavia, who died of cholera in 1629 during the siege by Mataram; and Anthony van Diemen, after whom Abel Tasman named Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania, Australia)..."

Wayang Museum, Kota, Jakarta.

1 comment:

Owl Eng said...

We had been to Jakarta 10 years ago for our archi study trip. Jakarta has a lot of beautiful historical buildings. this is one of them