Colonial Architecture Project

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by Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art, Queen's University at Kingston, Canada

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Batavia (Jakarta), Konigsplein

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late 18th century known as Buffelsveld, or Water-Buffalo Field; in Napoleonic era known as Champs de Mars; and in 1818 Konigsplein. Now Merdeka Square. Was the centre of the Weltevreden ("well-contented") neighbourhood.

Gauvin Alexander Bailey
Created on
Friday 8 March 2019
gardens, square
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