I walked steadily to the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta. It seemed to be very close on the map, but it was farther than I expected when I actually walked there. There was a long wall and I walked along the side of it. The inside of the wall seemed to be a large construction site. A lot of construction workers were coming out of the doorway, just in time for lunch.
They were in their dirty work uniforms and were beginning to eat their lunch. There were a number of food stalls on the sidewalk that had been set up for such workers. Some were biting into their food right away, while others were chatting with their colleagues. The man in the center of this photo was the latter. He began to eat his meal soon while he saw his friends standing around him.
In Japan, the company cafeterias in factories and other workplaces where people do a lot of physical labor, the amount of food in each dish is just too much. I have an image that many of the dishes are heavily seasoned, perhaps to replenish the salt lost through labor. So I wondered whether food stalls here also served meals that were heavily seasoned.
July 14, 2020
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF