I was walking the deserted street in West Jakarta City. It was a bit off the wide street, a mix of residential and commercial areas. There were private cars parked on either side of the road. Coming up beside a large street tree, a blue three-wheeled taxi called a bajaj was parked. And a middle-aged man was sitting on a wooden chair in the shade of a tree.
Coming out of the vehicle, the Bajaj driver was having a conversation with a man sitting on the side of the road. This may be a place used by a taxi company. After saying something, the two of them looked in the same direction in harmony. They may have been gossiping about their colleague.
Bajajs in Indonesia are generally run by drivers who rent vehicles for a day's pay from owners who have dozens of them, and the setup seems to be similar to that of cycle rickshaws in Bangladesh and others. After hearing such a story, I couldn't help thinking that the man seated on the chair is the capitalist and that the driver standing behind him looked like a laborer who rents a bajaj on a daily basis.
May 4, 2020
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF
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