The alley I was walking down stretched out next to a small river before I knew it. The river that runs through the residential area of Jakarta was tightly banked and reminded me of sewage canals that run through Tokyo. But it didn't smell bad. It seemed that no domestic wastewater was flowing into this river.
Local children were playing in such a river. It was fun to play in the river, for example, floating something, looking for living things. I played in the river near my house in my childhood. When I approached the children in Jakarta, I was curious to see what they were playing. Yet it was ended up being interviewed by children who were interested in my camera. I guess the foreigner who was walking around with the camera was much more interesting than what they were playing with on a regular basis.
The boy came up the street and stopped in front of me with great enthusiasm, disregarding what he had been playing with earlier. Then he gave me a big smile as he stood in front of the camera, giving me a thumbs up. As I looked at his smile, it didn't seem to matter what he was playing with.
August 15, 2020
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF
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