Borneo LongHouse

Picture by herwindo

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  • February 25, 2011
  • Canon 7d
  • Sigma 10-20mm
  • Shooting Style Tripod
  • Shoots Number Multiple Exposure
  • Exposures Number -2, 0, 2
  • Editing Software Photoshop / Others / Photomatix Pro
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes


25 Feb 17:47

Many of the inhabitants of the Southeast Asian island of Borneo (now Kalimantan, Indonesia and States of Sarawak and Sabah, Malaysia), the Dayak, live traditionally in buildings known as a longhouse, Rumah panjang in Malay, rumah panjai in Iban. Common to most of these is that they are built raised off the ground on stilts and are divided into a more or less public area along one side and a row of private living quarters lined along the other side. This seems to have been the way of building best accustomed to life in the jungle in the past, as otherwise hardly related people have come to build their dwellings in similar ways. One may observe similarities to South American jungle villages also living in large single structures. The design is elegant: being raised, flooding presents little inconvenience. The entry could double as a canoe dock. Being raised, cooling air could circulate underneath the floor of the dwelling, and the elevated living areas were more likely to catch above ground breezes. Livestock could shelter underneath the long houses for greater protection from predators and the elements.

25 Feb 18:27

Cool! tp kok gw lebih suka yg dr sudut berbeda ya? yg ada bayangan di airnya itu bro... :)

25 Feb 18:47

I love everything about this, the pov, the tone and blacks, the insight into others' lives and your story.

25 Feb 23:33

I like hdr b/w a lot - in this image u see why.

27 Feb 00:06

Really nice.

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