Monday, December 30, 2013

An Old House in front of Centrale Burgerlijke Ziekeninrichting Semarang

When we pass through the main street in front of Semarang General Hospital (also known as Centrale Burgerlijke Ziekeninrichting or CBZ during Dutch Colonial Era), we can directly find an old house. This house is situated on a cliff in front of the Hospital. 

Just a simple old clay roofed house with particular detail on its facade. There is an interesting protruding multifaceted window module at upper floor level. I'm just imagining if I'm sitting on a lounge inside this protruding space, I will have great views to the Hospital building complex and an old neighborhood church nearby.

Main entry belong to this house is placed in a discreet location, it seem intentionally concealed against the main street and surrounded by lush trees. A Hill called as 'Gunung Sawo' is situated directly behind this house.I think we can follow a small road up the steep hill - in  front of the neighborhood church at streets intersection - to reach this house.