The killer eruption of the Kelud volcano has started on February 13 2014 and transformed part of the island Java into a fascinating and ghostly ash landscape. Here some of my preferate!
The Indonesian volcano Kelud exploded with a powerful eruption on February 13, killing three people and prompting the evacuation of 100,000 people.
The eruption sent a large plume of ash 10 miles (17 kilometers) high into the sky, drifting west across Java and over the Indian Ocean, causing the shutdown of several airports.
Alida Szabo, Hungarian film-maker and photographer has been working in Yogyakarta and her photos show us what is it like to live beside some ever-active volcanos and explains:
Kelud is one of the 47 active volcanoes of Java, so eruptions like the latest one are quite common in the area. The streets became empty, everybody is disciplined and stays home, who steps out always wears a mask.
After three days the long-awaited rain arrived on Sunday and washed away most of the ashes from the buildings and vegetation, but the soil and the roads are still covered by a thick layer of ash.