The road along the river was also lined with houses. This area was a residential area in Jakarta. On the other side of the road along the river, houses were lined up in rows, and on the riverside, there were crude houses that look like detached barracks. Although it's the same area, the atmosphere of the buildings on the riverside and the other side was quite different. Obviously, the houses on the riverside look poorer than the ones on the other side.
In many cities, the riverside is often the area where the poor live. It is relatively poor people everywhere who settle in areas that would be the first to be hit by floods and that are out of the city's control. Even in Japan, it used to be that the lower class of society who escaped to the tax-free riverbanks were called "river beggars" and despised. Such a situation may be the same in any country.
As I walked around looking at such barracks, I saw a boy in one of the barracks. He looked like he was just having a snack. When I pointed my camera at him, he smiled at me while eating a snack. Children's smile is precious wherever it is.
November 24, 2020
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF