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HERE is an album of rare beauty. Young folks would resemble it with the movie Twilight, while the movie freaks would associate this with David Lynch’s Twin Peaks.  The morning mist in this town creates a gloomy environment, the 2-storey traditional wooden houses on both sides of the road are as flat and grey as the sky above, featureless but for the one word that seems to crop up incessantly. But this is not Forks nor Twin Peaks.

This is Liwa. The capital of Lambar (Lampung Barat) regency in Lampung, Sumatera. It’s a city that borders Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park and Lake Ranau (the second biggest lake in the island after Toba). The wild, forested landmass on which Liwa sits might have been creating all the mists from the dusk til dawn. And it’s been a wonderful experience for me to be able to explore some parts of the town and around.

Enjoy the mist.

 

Disgiovery yours!

 

*on the cover: Lake Ranau and Mount Seminung

Lembah-Batu-Brak
Lembah Batu Brak overlooking Mount Pesagi
Liwa-morning-mists
Luckily this is not fire haze but natural mist
Liwa-kabut-bambu
The sun dimly shining through bamboo forest
Landmark
Liwa’s city landmark
Liwa-boy
A toddler getting some sun after his morning bath
Geredai-view-afar
Cloudy sunrise over Geredai
Geredai-view
Morning view from Bawang Bakung hill
Danau-Ranau-senja
The hilly terrain separates Lake Ranau with Indian Ocean on Sumatera’s west coast
Danau-Ranau-mendung
Not many know the fact that Lampung & South Sumatera share the same lake
Liwa-woman
A lady in her ‘me-time’ moment
Lembah-Batu-Brak-bukit
On top of the hill of Lembah Batu Brak

 

Liwa | The Charm of A Misty Town
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6 thoughts on “Liwa | The Charm of A Misty Town

  • October 16 at 09:07
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    I went there once and yes, I can say that Liwa is one true beauty. You make me miss Lampung so much Mas! Haha.

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  • October 16 at 12:45
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    foto lu kece kece kak.. foto gua yang kece keluarin juga yak. wakakakakak

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  • October 17 at 20:03
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    Suhu di daerah itu gimana? Adem gak? Fotonya bagus-bagus, tapi favoritku yang “Lembah Batu Brak overlooking Mount Pesagi” dan foto paling akhir. *jempol*

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    • October 18 at 01:01
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      Thank you, BaRT! 🙂
      Suhunya waktu itu memang adem sih (meski siangnya panas), dan pada malam kedua dingin banget sampe harus selimutan, dan waktu keluar wisma kabutnya tebal bukan main…

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