View from 1930 of the Sukamiskin Prison, at Ujungberung street, East of Bandung, on road to Garut.
Around the huge, symmetric shaped complex the houses for the personal are built.
The small airport Sukamiskin is seen in the background, one can see the landingstrip markings.
Sukamiskin was used from the late 1920's as a prison for Indonesian nationalists and was known to the people as a symbol of colonial suppression.
President Sukarno was here in prison, after his conviction in the sensational trial against him and some other Indonesian leaders in december 1930.
The irony was that Sukarno some years earlier, during a short period as an architect, probably worked on the building drawings himself.
During the Japanese occupation Sukamiskin was a prison for Dutch civil servants.