Becak Driver Thumbing Up Strongly

Becak driver thumbing up strongly
Shot in Cirebon, Indonesia Tetsu Ozawa

When I pointed my camera at the Becak driver, he gave me a powerful thumbs up

Looking at the map, the area around the railroad station in Cirebon was not the center of the city. So I decided to walk to the center. I started to walk south along the main street called Jalan Siliwangi.

I didn't know if it was because it was a weekday afternoon, or if it was just a regular thing, but there were hardly any people walking along the street. Cars and Becak (bicycle cabs) rode past me, but I rarely passed a pedestrian. I went on my way in silence.

As was the case in Jakarta, the Becak drivers here in Cirebon did not try to make a sales call to me. Even when I walked around with my camera slung over my shoulder, looking like a tourist, no one talked to me, "Where are you going?", "I will show you the entire city." I wonder if they think it's too much trouble to give a ride to a foreigner who doesn't understand their language.

Even when I passed by a Becak parked on the side of the road waiting for customers, the driver did not call out to me. However, when I pointed my camera at him, he gave me a firm thumbs up. It was the same as in Jakarta, where the driver was not interested in letting me ride as a guest but was cheerful when I pointed my camera at him.

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Where is Jalan Siliwangi in Cirebon?

PHOTO DATA

No

11775

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

December 30, 2020

Place

Cirebon, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF