I walked through an alleyway in Jakarta and came out to a slightly wider area, with coconuts piled up to fill the area. There must be a coconut shop in the vicinity. But all that's lying around in front of me were shells, and it seemed that the essential contents have already been used for something else. It was somehow sad to see a pile of disused things, no matter what they were.
Beyond the pile of coconuts were two shirtless men. They were pulling on the string and trying to make a roof out of the plastic sheeting. I supposed they were trying to avoid the sunlight even when the sun is getting stronger. I visited Jakarta in January, but the city is located in a southern country near the equator, and even in January, the maximum temperature is over 30 degrees Celsius.
Suddenly, I decided to look up the average maximum temperature for each month. It's a little over 30 degrees in Jakarta all year round. Even in the hottest May, it's 33 degrees. Considering that the hottest August in Tokyo is 31 degrees Celsius and Jakarta's highest August temperature is 32 degrees Celsius, if you come to Jakarta in the summer, the heat may not be much different from Tokyo.
May 16, 2020
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF