Boy In Pasar Baru

Boy watching the phone screen in Pasar Baru
Shot at Pasar Baru in Jakarta, Indonesia ©Tetsu Ozawa
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A boy sat in a chair, staring at his phone screen

I was walking through the Sawah Besar district of Jakarta. As I was walking along the river with the riverbank like a canal, I saw a large gate. It seemed to be an entrance of some sort. When I looked over there, I saw a straight stretch of road, with shops lined up on both sides. It was a shopping district. The roofs were built in the spot overhead and it reminded me of the Musashi Koyama Shopping Arcade near my house.

This was a shopping street called 'Pasar Baru'. Many of the items sold in the shop were apparel-related. Shops lined the street selling clothes, shoes, and fabrics. I didn't feel such an atmosphere by just walking around, but this is Jakarta's Little India. Indians outside India often work with cloth. It was the same in the Indian town in Yangon, Myanmar.

As I walked around, I saw a stall set up beside a shop and a boy sitting on a chair beside it. He was staring at his phone screen and didn't even twitch. It didn't matter where I was, whether it was Indian town or Chinatown, smartphones were very popular. In Myanmar, there were even some girls engrossed in their smartphones in a temple where a Buddha statue is enshrined.

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Where is Pasar Baru in Jakarta?

PHOTO DATA

No

11615

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

July 23, 2020

Place

Jakarta, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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