A Becak piled high with vegetables was parked in a dimly lit corner of the Kanoman market

Becak parked in a corner of the market
Shot at Kanoman market in Cirebon, Indonesia
Related Photos

I was making my way through a dimly lit market. The floor was damp, probably because of the many butchers and fishmongers in the area. The dampness seemed to make the air in the market even heavier.

A Becak was parked in the corner of one such market. The seat of the becak is attached to the front of the vehicle, so depending on how you look at it, it may look like a wheelchair or a shopping cart. But I was in a traditional market in Cirebon, Indonesia. It is not designed for a wheelchair or even a shopping cart to enter. It was unnatural to see a Becak parked in a corner of the market.

There was a pile of vegetables on the seat of the Becak. It looked like a shopping cart being pushed by a shopper who had stocked up on a week's worth of food. I couldn't see any customers or even a driver around the vehicle, so perhaps the shopper was still buying food at some store at this very moment. In any case, it is probably because of people who buy in this way that I see becak running with full of vegetables.

日本語
Mention via Mention via Read Later with
Feb 2021 INDONESIA VEHICLE
See all photos taken in Cirebon »

Some Photographing Locations outside Japan

See all Locations »

Some Categories by subject

PHOTO DATA

No

11819

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

February 16, 2021

Modified On

December 17, 2021

Place

Cirebon, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

Where is Kanoman market in Cirebon?

PREV & NEXT