How can anyone go to Solo without visiting the famous Pasar Triwindu for a vintage therapy and not talking about it? I cant. So here it goes. Visiting Triwindu flea market now is a pleasant experience, compared to …four years ago. It’s clean, well-organized, and it has almost everything in vintage department. Did I mention that the pasar is also located in a new two storied building dedicated to vintage and antiques? Yup. Nett nett–as my friend Geline likes to put it– the only competition comes from Antique shopping arcade in Jalan Surabaya, Jakarta, in terms of “one-stop-vintage-shopping experience”. After spending almost a whole day here, I managed to secure a set of 70’s chairs and table, vintage doors and Dutch era metal pillars. I told you it has everything, not just typical vintage stuff as I featured here. Have a productive Monday everyone!
In Solo, the question on which places to visit for a vintage passionista like me is a predictable matter. Pasar Triwindu, Kraton Surakarta and Mangkunegaran, Pasar Klewer, and Kampung Batik Laweyan. That’s where I went to the last time I was there four years ago. And last week too. At both time I had a good time. At Laweyan I was supposed to hunt for batiks, but these doors stole my attention. I had no choice, I had to take pictures and blog about them here. Laweyan batiks, they are too famous already. But these doors and the vintage houses where they belong to, are worth a look. Just look.
Semarang may not be as culturally rich as Solo and Yogja, but as a hunting ground for antiques and vintage this is the place to go. Aside from some antique shops, the city has this famous Lawang Sewu, a former train station next to old town area where some more colonial buildings tried to survive in modern Semarang. So my stay in Semarang was always extended from one day to two or three days as there are too many things and places to see. Here are the photos I took during my trip to Semarang for a TV shooting in the old town. Hope you enjoy the photos and happy Monday!