Friday, August 01, 2008

August CDP Theme Day: Garuda, Mythical Bird

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August is a very special month for most Indonesians. In this month, 63 years ago, in the year of 1945 to be exact, Indonesia got her independence. On August 17th we will celebrate the Independence Day. So, when everybody turned their calendar to August this morning, outside there the city suddenly changed its color to red and white, the color of Indonesian’s flag.
For that reason, I present this metallic Garuda for this August Theme Day.
Garuda is the national symbol of Indonesia. Garuda, a Sanskrit word, is a mythical bird or bird-like creature that appears in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology. I took this metallic Garuda at Bandung’s Cikutra heroes’ graveyard. This metallic Garuda just came into my mind for this month’s theme.
Happy Theme Day!

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Here are the complete list of August Theme Day:
Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, Aliso Viejo (CA), USA by Rodney, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Ararat, Australia by freefalling, Arradon, France by Alice, Aspen (CO), USA by IamMBB, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Baruch, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Bandung, Indonesia by Harry Makertia, Bandung, Indonesia by Bunyamin, Bandung, Indonesia by Eki Akhwan, Barrow-in-Furness, UK by Enitharmon, Barton (VT), USA by Andree, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Birmingham (AL), USA by VJ, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Brantford (ON), Canada by Nancy, Bucharest, Romania by Malpraxis, Budapest, Hungary by agrajag, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Château-Gontier, France by Laurent, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chennai, India by Ram N, Chesapeake (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Cincinnati, USA by Erik Laursen, City of the Blue Mountains, Australia by Richard, Corsicana (TX), USA by Lake Lady, East Gwillimbury, Canada by Your EG Tour Guide, Edinburgh, UK by Dido, Edmonton (AL), Canada by , Evry, France by Olivier, Folkestone, UK by Piskie, Forks (WA), USA by Corinne, Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA by Gigi, Gabriola, Canada by Snapper, Geneva (IL), USA by Kelly, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Gun Barrel City (TX), USA by Lake Lady, Hamilton, New Zealand by Sakiwi, Hampton (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Haninge, Sweden by Steffe, Hanoi, Vietnam by Jérôme, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Old Hyde, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Jerusalem, Israel by Esther, Kansas City (MO), USA by Cate B, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Lakewood (OH), USA by mouse, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Las Vegas (NV), USA by Mo, Leipzig, Germany by weltbeschreiber, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lisbon, Portugal by Maria João, London, UK by Ham, London, UK by Mo, Lynchburg (VA), USA by June, Mainz, Germany by JB, Manila, Philippines by Heyokity, Mashhad, Iran by Meead, Melbourne, Australia by John, Melbourne, Australia by Mblamo, Menton, France by Jilly, Mesa (AZ), USA by Mesa Daily Photo, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Middletown (MD), USA by Bernie, Milwaukee (WI), USA by karl, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Scott, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Misawa, Japan by misawa mama, Molfetta, Italy by saretta, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Monterrey, Mexico by rafa, Mumbai, India by Magiceye, Mumbai, India by MumbaiiteAnu, Nancy, France by yoshi, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Delhi, India by Delhi Photo Diary, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, New York City (NY), USA by • Eliane •, New York City (NY), USA by Ming the Merciless, New York City (NY), USA by Kitty, Newport News (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Norfolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Ocean Township (NJ), USA by Josy, Oklahoma City (OK), USA by ananda.tashie, Orlando (FL), USA by OrlFla, Owasso (OK), USA by Jennifer, Palos Verdes (CA), USA by tash, Paris, France by Eric, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Petoskey (MI), USA by Christie, Philadelphia (PA), USA by Stephanie Craig, Phoenix (AZ), USA by Cheryl, Phoenix (AZ), USA by Sharon, Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Port Vila, Vanuatu by Mblamo, Portsmouth (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03, Pretoria, South Africa by Sam-Ruth, Quezon City, Philippines by ann pablo, Quincy (MA), USA by slim, Ramsey, Isle of Man by babooshka, Rancho Palos Verdes (CA), USA by Sarah Adams, Riga, Latvia by Riga Photos, Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Rouen, France by Bbsato, Saigon, Vietnam by Simon, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Salem (OR), USA by jill, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by atc, San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Francisco (CA), USA by PFranson, Schenectady (NY), USA by Buck, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seguin (TX), USA by Thien, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sequim (WA), USA by Eponabri, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Singapore, Singapore by Zannnie, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, South Pasadena (CA), USA by Laurie, Springfield (IL), USA by Aubrey, Stanwood (WA), USA by MaryBeth, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Stouffville, Canada by Ken, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Suffolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge, Sydney, Australia by Ann, Sydney, Australia by Julie, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica by David, Tempe (AZ), USA by angie, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torun, Poland by Torun Observer, Torun, Poland by Glenn, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Victoria, Canada by Benjamin Madison, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Villigen, Switzerland by z, Virginia Beach (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Washington (DC), USA by D.C. Confidential, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Williamsburg (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Willits (CA), USA by Elaine, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn

30 comments:

Hyde DP said...

an excellent choice for the theme - it stands out well against the sky.

Luke Wiley said...

Happy independence day. nice shot!
My Sky Watch Friday posts

Sailor Girl said...

Indeed it is beautiful! Happy Independence Day and Happy Theme Day!

Great choice!!!

(mine is already prepared, but it is still 23h44 here in Lisbon... so DO be patient... LOL

babooshka said...

Excellent words and image. Another fact learnt.

marley said...

I like the angle in the photo and the history in the post. Great choice for Theme Day!

USelaine said...

Yes, thank you for the information about its significance, and the historical note.

melanie said...

Un choix intéressant pour nous apporter un point d'histoire.

magiceye said...

Good representation!

Virginia said...

Your metallic garuda is a perfect metal symbol for your post today!!

Bunyamin Najmi said...

happy theme day, kang...

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Very interesting link between your history and the theme day.Good idea

~tanty~ said...

Great choice!
Oh, my parents's house only few hundred meters away from there.

Joy said...

That's very interesting. Thanks for sharing us a bit of your history.

Have a fab weekend! Happy theme day.

joy
Norwich Daily Photo

Jilly said...

Beautiful bird and nice choice. Now I see why Garuda Airlines were so named.

Anonymous said...

WONDERFUL! We learnt of that mythical bird at school :)

Bibi said...

Happy Independence Day to you. I love your photo.

Josy said...

Beautiful photo, and your reasons for posting it are evey bettter. Love it!

Cate said...

What a great post, and to learn a little something about Indonesia. Congrats on Independence.

Steve Buser said...

Your choice for the Metal theme is a good one. The Garuda will be standing there for a long time.

CrazyCow said...

Lovely clear blue sky - lifts the spirits.

Here's wishing you and your country a happy independance day and month

Clueless in boston said...

Great choice for August theme day and for your country's independence in a couple of weeks.

D.C. Confidential said...

Beautiful image and an excellent choice for this theme.

Happy Theme Day!

Janet

Hilda said...

Nice! I love myths and legends — you've just given me one to look up. Thank you.

Kelly said...

Beautiful and interesting pictures and blog! Enjoy it very much!

Chris said...

thank you for telling us the story behind the garuda. Happy Independence Day!!

Chuck Pefley said...

Harry, thanks for your visit. I can see why Garuda flew into your mind. An interesting national symbol. I'd like to see a closer view.

ptowngirl said...

A very majestic looking bird. Great shot!

Thiên said...

Very nice Harry. I really enjoyed both Skywatch and metal Garuda pictures. :) Thank you for stopping by Seguin also.

Anu said...

Beautiful photo. I thought Garuda was only significant in Indian mythology.
Great choice for the theme 'Metal'.
Happy Theme Day!

Torsdag said...

Wonderful silhouette withe the bird