National Geographic : 1929 Sep
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE CLOUD-CAPPED SALAK LOOMS ABOVE A SEA OF VERDURE An excellent climate has made Buitenzorg the island's country capital, where the Governor General, and such other officials as can, seek surcease from the heat of Batavia. Coconut palms border the muddy river which flows through the city, and on the near-by slopes of Mount Salak, tea and coffee plantations flourish. 0 National Geographic Society Autochromes by W. Robert Moore A LOTUS POND ADJOINS THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S PALACE Queen Wilhelmina's representative in the East Indies governs more than 50,000,000 subjects. His magnificent residence at Buitenzorg is in the midst of a botanical garden which Dutch horti cultural genius, a tropical sun, fertile soil and a daily shower have combined to make one of the finest in the world.