medieval Samosir


Toba Medieval Samosir

I am fascinated by the modesty of these Samosir houses, just a few hundred meters from the Catholic Church of Maria Claret in Sangkal, Simanindo (on the background). These are traditional wooden houses on elevated ground with typical North Sumatra roof made of corrugated zinc sheets, and ficus trees nearby. The trees’ aerial roots and the stone structure in the foreground created what my daughter sees as medieval look.

As a matter of fact, quite a number of places of the Northern Samosir that we passed by looks medieval… or perhaps even older than that!

The picture is an HDR of three frames with 2 stops interval.

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