blitar is simply known as house of soekarno, first president of the republic of indonesia and also known as putra sang fajar or the son of the sunrise. an iconic or symbolize salutation or affectionately address for his achievement in building indonesia as a nations.
apart of like and dislike, i take his condition from alive until passed away in humble opinion, everybody have plus and minus, positive or construction minds and the opposite. and in this point, his charisma still be remembered nowadays and people give a respect by pay a visit and pilgrimage. it's just like gibran kahlil gibran's proverb, "you will feel more closer than ever, whenever the person already passed away."
Fondest memory: my fondest memory about blitar of course about travel in my early ages with parents and it's always be captured in my heart :)
blitar is one of my fave destination when i was a kid.
See me here at the Makam Bung Karno Mausoleum. As always interested in the way how people got rich and famous, beloved and hated. Getting to the "Father of his country", President Sukarno's nickname (besides the one of the "Independence"), I got surprised the tomb of Sukarno was not placed in the direction West-East, the usual way Muslims are buried (lying on the right side with the face toward Mekka).
Fondest memory: The Pendopo (huge open-walled "reception pavillion" facing the 4 wind-directions) is closed with glass windows. Coincidentally Sukarno got buried with the head toward Southern Indian Ocean. You won't get any information about this remarkable fact though, keeping your respect people do talk with silent signs ...
Thanks for this memorable moment at Blitar!