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We walked up to the doors only to find them locked. We weren't there for more than 10 seconds when a young man from the Naval compound across the street ran over asking us if we wanted to look in. You can read and see...More
Amazingly deep relief carvings of birds trees, and coats of arms adorn the granite gravestones of Dutch people which form much of the floor. Quite impressive given the dates, all in the first half of the 1700s. When we visited, the man who introduced himself...More
Following the 1999-2002 horrible communal Moluccan wars the central government spent millions in 2010 restoring many 15-18th C Dutch Colonial monuments and edifices. This photo is the attractive Vice-Governors 17th C office or palace. There is apparently only one colonial church that escaped the burnings...More
This church is from the 17 century and is still very well maintained. The interesting part are the tombstones, one in English, some in Latin and most in Dutch. Several governors are buried here. One interesting detail, not only the date of birth and death...More
located in the center of banda neira town only wlak away from my homestay at the same street. this photogenic church stand alone as the only one church the whole island. beautiful during sunset. most of the time are closed, but im sure it open...More
This place is awesome. the church was built by 2 dutch missionaries. the building was erected above 30 stone graves of dutch soldier.
Until these days, the church is still active and the grave still untouched.
The platform for the pastor is placed around 1...More
I am writing only because that photo is not the Banda Neira church. It was destroyed in the conflict in 1999 and rebuilt recently. The floor is made up of old Dutch tombstones. It is all new, just a replica of what had been there...More