Bench At A Bus Stop

Man and woman sitting on the bench at the bus stop
Shot at Taman Sari district in Jakarta, Indonesia Tetsu Ozawa

A man and woman who played with their phones were sitting on the bench at the bus stop

The bus I boarded headed south down Hayam Wuruk Street in Jakarta at a speed that was far faster than walking. When I get on a bus in an unknown town, I am very worried about where I should get off. At this time, I kept checking the current location of the bus with Google Map and be careful not to miss it. So I didn't have much time to look out the car window. While I was staring at the screen of my phone, I arrived at my destination bus stop. Arriving at the destination without seeing a view of the outside, I felt like I teleported.

The bus stop where I got off had a platform in the median of the wide street. It's like a train station and has also a ticket gate. The buses themselves run on the bus lane, so at least the city bus called Transjakarta is the same as the 'Yurikamome' in Tokyo. But Jakarta buses don't run on a fixed rail.

When I went out of the bus stop, there was a bench near the exit. A man and woman were sitting on the right and left ends of the long bench. They didn't seem to know each other, but they were both playing with their phones as if by common consent.


About TransJakarta

TransJakarta (stylised as transjakarta) is a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Jakarta, Indonesia. The first BRT system in Southeast Asia, it commenced operations on 15 January 2004 to provide a fast public transport system to help reduce rush hour traffic. The system is considered as the first revolutionary public transit mode in the capital city of Indonesia. The buses run in dedicated lanes, and ticket prices are ...

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Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

July 8, 2020


Jakarta, Indonesia


Street Photography





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