BROMO RIDERS

 

When the sun shines “the sea of sand” in the Tengger massif, displaying the Mount Bromo’s smoke, East Java riders prepare for the race.

Many of them live in villages on the slopes of the volcano, others have a simple accommodation in the huts inside the caldera. Organised jeep tours and rumbling modern bikes raise a cloud of ash that surrounds them, but they don’t care.

Gallop the horses, covering his face with a scarf, looking for a small daily gain. Horses, in fact, carry tourists to the base of Bromo’s slopes to facilitate the climb to the top. It 's a precarious job, linked to the flow of visitors inside the volcano's crater. But it's the only job they know and they do for generations.

And so, to every cloud of dust, a Bromo rider arrives, ready to smile and to make even more unique and unforgettable your journey into Hindu God Brahma sacred land.

Written by Sarah Falchi - Photos by Paolo Castellari

THE THREE BROTHERS
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Location: JAVA EAST - MOUNT BROMO

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THE SPIRIT OF BROMO
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Location: JAVA EAST - MOUNT BROMO

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BROMO RIDERS
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Location: JAVA EAST - MOUNT BROMO

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THE DUST
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Location: JAVA EAST - MOUNT BROMO

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SUN BEHIND
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Location: JAVA EAST - MOUNT BROMO

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FRIENDS
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Location: JAVA EAST - MOUNT BROMO

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THE BLACK GIANT
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Location: JAVA EAST - MOUNT BROMO

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WALKING ON ASH
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Location: JAVA EAST - MOUNT BROMO

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A RIDE ON THE DUST
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Image Title: A RIDE ON THE DUST

Location: JAVA EAST - MOUNT BROMO

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ASH CLOUDS
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Location: JAVA EAST - MOUNT BROMO

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ESCAPE
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IN THE CRATER
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Location: JAVA EAST - MOUNT BROMO

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RUMBLING
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Location: JAVA EAST - MOUNT BROMO

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THE MANE
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Location: JAVA EAST - MOUNT BROMO

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THE KNIGHT
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Location: JAVA EAST - MOUNT BROMO

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THE ROPE
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Location: JAVA EAST - MOUNT BROMO

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THE RIDE
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Location: JAVA EAST - MOUNT BROMO

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WAITING FOR THE GAIN
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Location: JAVA EAST - MOUNT BROMO

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THE REST
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Location: JAVA EAST - MOUNT BROMO

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PASSING THROUGH
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Location: JAVA EAST - MOUNT BROMO

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