Cheerful Smile On Bajaj

Man laughing while scrunching up his face
Shot in the city of Jakarta, Indonesia tetsuOzawa

An elderly man sitting on a Bajaj parked by the roadside in Jakarta laughed while scrunching up his face

I was walking away from Fatahillah Square and towards the north. There were hardly any people who looked like tourists walking around. To begin with, there weren't many people walking around. I walked silently through the old Batavia, the Kota district, without being accosted by anyone.

Going north from the square, there was a river flowing, heading further north along the river. As I was distracted by the stagnant river, I suddenly felt as if you have wandered into the south of Provence, France. Over the river is a drawbridge like the one depicted in Van Gogh's "Arles's Drawbridge". Originally a 30-meter bridge built in 1628, it was transformed into a drawbridge in 1938 to allow ships to pass under the bridge. It may have some historical value, but the river below is muddy and not very visually pleasing.

Go further north with a drawbridge in your sights. Then a Bajaj was parked under the railway viaduct. An elderly man sat in the driver's seat. When he looked at my camera, his face crinkled and he started to laugh.

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PHOTO DATA

No

11524

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

May 12, 2020

Place

Jakarta, Indonesia

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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