Alley With A Sense Of Entrapment

Narrow alleyway between walls
Shot in Jakarta, Indonesia Tetsu Ozawa

The alleyway between the high walls had few windows and a sense of entrapment

I've walked through various alleys in Jakarta, but this one was very different. Tall walls on either side of the alley did not give off any odor of life. Not only were both sides of the alley not residential, but there were walls with barely even windows on both sides. Walking down this alleyway between the walls, I felt a little more understanding of the rats being used in the experiment. And I felt sorry for the rats. I'd go crazy if I was forced to walk down such an alley day in and day out, trapped between walls, looking for an exit that cannot be there.

Fortunately, the suffocating alleyway I was walking through soon came to an end, and there was a mobile food stall. Then a woman appeared from behind the mobile stall and walked towards me. Even if I continue on, it seems unlikely that I'll get lost in a three-dimensional maze with no way out. Well, from the moment I stepped into the maze, I could see the houses of ordinary people at the end of the alley, so I stepped in. Even a claustrophobic person would be able to run through the alley if he or she could see ordinary houses ahead.

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Where is Jakarta?

PHOTO DATA

No

11759

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

December 14, 2020

Place

Jakarta, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF