Becak Running Slowly

Becak running with customers
Shot in Cirebon, Indonesia ©Tetsu Ozawa
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Becak slowly crossed the street in front of me

At the Kanoman Market in Cirebon, the surrounding streets were also lined with stores. The stores are located right outside the main building of the market, just like the Tsukiji outer market.

This street, like the sidewalks you see in Taiwan and other parts of Southeast Asia, was set back from the first floor of the buildings. The building overhangs the sidewalk and forms a roof, allowing people to walk on the sidewalk without the strong sunlight. In Taiwan, this style of building is called a "騎楼", but I wonder what it is called here in Indonesia.

In front of the sidewalk where the stores were lined up, there were also stalls selling fruits and other items. All that was missing was the shoppers. There were so many stores lined up, but not many shoppers. I wondered if I had come at the wrong time. Maybe if I came early in the morning, it would be more crowded with shoppers. As I was thinking about this, a Becak came driving by leisurely.

A Becak is a bicycle taxi that runs around Indonesia. Since they carry people, they can't run very fast. This becak also came and went slowly. Its slow speed seemed to be appropriate for the relaxed town of Cirebon.

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Feb 2021 INDONESIA PEOPLE VEHICLE

Where is Cirebon?

PHOTO DATA

No

11816

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

February 13, 2021

Place

Cirebon, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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