Tavurvur by bobfoto

Tavurvur

Did I say I love Volcanos? Oh well this is Tavurvur once again, but from a different POV. Behind me is a bunch of tunnels dug into the mountainside by Indian POWs taken capture by the Japanese on the Malay Peninsula and relocated to Rabaul to be used as slave labor.

Love volcanos.

Photo taken 30 August 2007 at Rabaul, ENBP.

Meanwhile The Seven are flying somewhere... http://365project.org/theseven/365/2012-08-28
Stunning
August 28th, 2012  
@httpgeffed - Thanks Colleen :)
August 28th, 2012  
really great photo
August 28th, 2012  
@glendq - Thanks Glendq :)
August 28th, 2012  
I have always been facinated by PNG and it's history. Love to go back again one day. Always look forward to viewing your PNG series mate!
August 28th, 2012  
Fascinating. And beautiful framing of a gorgeous scene!
August 28th, 2012  
Love your volcano shots :)
August 28th, 2012  
And I love your volcano shots.
August 28th, 2012  
@asutherland1964 - Thanks Andrew, I think you will enjoy September then!

@hiddencreek - Thanks Kari :)

@alia_801 @kjarn - Cheers ladies!
August 28th, 2012  
Lovely volcano from any angle!
August 28th, 2012  
WOW! Beautiful!
August 28th, 2012  
This is an amazing landscape capture!
August 28th, 2012  
looks pretty calm
August 28th, 2012  
There's something I don't see everyday. Thanks for sharing such beauty
August 28th, 2012  
nice framing with the trees! :)
August 28th, 2012  
So beautiful.
August 28th, 2012  
What a shot - stunning!
August 28th, 2012  
Still smoking? Didn't anyone tell Tavurvur that's bad for everyone else's health? Cool PoV. I love the little bits in the foreground.
August 28th, 2012  
Dramatic capture of this location that is so filled with drama, history and colour.
August 28th, 2012  
LOVE!
August 28th, 2012  
Amazing sight.... such clear calm silky water and that great puffing hill in the background...!
August 28th, 2012  
@onie - It is coolio!

@camisze - Thanks Cathy :)

@angeliquenordal - Cheers Angelique, thanks!

@houdiniem - the Volcano can have a surreal feel to it from afar. It is only when you get close to it and you can hear the inside of the planet that you think that TISM.

@tthompsonca - The people of Matupit live at the base of this volcano and they do see it everyday and the ash that gently falls with it... the good days are when only steam escapes.

@agentzuckerguss - Thanks Katia. New Profile Pic?

@ptowncook @kandernob - Thanks ladies :)

@geocacheking - You should see the nearby hospital... oh dear.

@tonydebont - Cheers Tony, thought you'd like this one. Oh and in September, I have a photo of the Father Volcano.

@shamrockinmom - I reckon if we keep calling it the "love" button then Ross will have to change it!!! Let's start a crusade!

@filsie65 - From where I am standing here, all the way around the harbour to the left and to that puffing hill, is a large circular shape. It is in fact the edge of the ancient Volcano that is now Simpson Harbour. The right hand side collapsed to let the ocean in. In the middle of this shot, the water is 2kms deep. These Volcanos that you can see are just pimples on what once was a massive hole in the planet.
August 28th, 2012  
Very very cool! Whenever I have to come up with 'two truths and a lie' kind of facts about myself, I like to use that I have climbed volcanoes on three continents.
August 28th, 2012  
Cool pic...like the tones
August 29th, 2012  
Jason, Jason, Jason this is fantastic...love it!!
August 29th, 2012  
@turning_40 - Thanks Janelle, the road around the harbour is gorgeous, and the first time I drove it, I thought "they really need a few lookout stops along this road" and what do you know, but they put one in! Miracles in PNG!

@swilde - Thanks Sue :)

@archaeofrog - 2 Truths and 1 lie eh? So one of them wasn't really on a continent? Or one wasn't really a Volcano? I will be adding a 3rd Volcano to my 365 shortly.
August 29th, 2012  
@bobfoto Nope, that's a true statement, but most people assume it's the lie. Then I just come up with two random things (one being the actual lie). Did you know the world's only "drive through" volcano is in the Caribbean?
August 29th, 2012  
@archaeofrog - I'm now wondering and waiting for the lie... but I kinda believe you that there is a hole in a volcano somewhere in the West Indies mon.
August 29th, 2012  
@bobfoto Nope, still no lie. St Lucia has the drive through volcano. Not sure what makes its bubbling mud any different then, say, Yellowstone.
August 29th, 2012  
@bobfoto Amazing. Did the ground feel steady from that far away? (Apart from when it blew its top?)
August 29th, 2012  
wow way cool sight s
August 29th, 2012  
Amazing beauty, Jason.
August 29th, 2012  
@archaeofrog - mineral composition...?

@filsie65 - There is a lot of Seismic activity in this region, but I was lucky enough to never experience any shaking ground whilst in PNG.

@steeler - Hey thanks Howard, cheers mate!

@sangwann - Why thank you Dione :)
August 29th, 2012  
Oh, wow! That would be quite something to see.
August 29th, 2012  
@bella_ss - yeah its a pity Maggie isn't a little more exciting eh?
August 29th, 2012  
@bobfoto Yes, but maybe a little close for a volcano?
August 29th, 2012  
@bella_ss - not really, the ash will just drift over the Northern beaches... You can get pretty close to this one in Rabaul, can climb it if you wish.
August 29th, 2012  
very nice again. how long are you staying there?
August 29th, 2012  
@bobfoto Well, if it's just the northern beaches then... ;-)
I just might be tempted if it was on Maggie.
August 29th, 2012  
@bella_ss - they're used to it what with Yabulu...

@carrapeta00 - I'm not. Sorry. My Year 2 version of the project is all about photos I took in the 3 years I lived in PNG from 2006-09. But I am currently on a little island between Australia and PNG. One called Thursday Island.
August 29th, 2012  
@bobfoto , ah...ok... that is actually a great idea.
Funny name for an island. Are you living there or just spending some time?
August 29th, 2012  
@carrapeta00 - Just been here since last Saturday, leaving in around 9 hours from now to head back to Mainland Australia. Friday Island is next door, and they all got them names from Captain Cook when he discovered Australia, or proclaimed it an English Territory. The traditional name for this Island is Waibene. Over the past few days, I have visited Ngurupai, Saibai, Badu, Mer and Masig Islands.
August 29th, 2012  
Oh wow thats frigging amazing
August 29th, 2012  
@michelleyoung - Thanks Michelle, I got some good light on the Volcano this time around.
August 30th, 2012  
It looks so green and lush to the right and so smokey and more dead to the left. A volcano would be a pretty amazing site I'd think.
September 20th, 2012  
@hellcat - you are right, the prevailing winds is as you see it here, so the Big Sister on the right is very fertile and green, but Mother behind is coping ash every other day... :(
September 20th, 2012  
Do people live on that island?
September 21st, 2012  
@hellcat - It is attached to the mainland and you can drive your 4WD up to the base. Might have a photo of that in October, checking out next months shots at the mo'. You can even hire a guide to climb up to the rim of Tavurvur and look inside. Obscured by the branch on the left is a stand of coconut trees and there is the Village of Matupit. The call it an Island but there is a road there. The blonde haired kids there are covered in ash and they know how to ask for money. They know tourism and they know about traditional kustoms. I only ventured twice into the Village and felt like an intruder each time, even the time I gave a few of the locals a lift from town.

What you can see here, if you were to go up the big old Volcano, the one called Mother and drop down the other side to the right, there is a house here. I always recall seeing it when flying into town or when boating over to Watom Island to go snorkeling. Crazy place for a house.
September 21st, 2012  
True! Maybe someone enjoys the adventure of living so close to a live volcano! :D

Did you do that? Look inside the volcano?
September 23rd, 2012  
@hellcat - I never did climb it. On the odd occasion it was quiet, I was working and often if I had a spare moment, it was erupting or I never had enough time. Besides, self preservation got the better of me.
September 23rd, 2012  
I think you won the anti Darwin award. (google Darwin award.)
September 23rd, 2012  
@hellcat - Thank you... is there a trophy?
September 24th, 2012  
You didn't die. Tada! Score. ;) The Darwin Awards are awarded to individuals who choose the most creative way to leave the gene pool.
September 24th, 2012  
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