Girl Wearing An Abaya

Young man taking a photo of his girlfriend in Fatahillah Square

The young man wearing a Songkok took a photo of his girlfriend wearing an abaya in Fatahillah Square

Shot at Fatahillah Square in Jakarta, Indonesia.

I finally arrived at Fatahillah Square after wandering around. This square was the center of Batavia, a colony established by the Dutch East India Company. The Jakarta History Museum on the south side of the cobblestone square is the city hall of those days. Today, there is a white and red Indonesian flag fluttering above the main entrance, but it must have been the Dutch flag in the past.

Fatahillah Square, one of the most famous tourist attractions in Jakarta, was crowded with a lot of tourists because it was Sunday. Some people came from abroad like me, while many others were Indonesian. Children were running around the wide-open square and young people were busy taking selfies. In Indonesia, social networking sites that satisfy the need for approval are also very popular.

A young man wearing an embroidered Songkok was also busy taking pictures of his girlfriend with the Old City Hall in the background. She was wearing an abaya. The couple was dressed as if they were Muslims.

She wore an abaya and only the eyes were exposed. I'm not a Muslim, so it's hard to identify these women anymore. I wonder how it is for the other guy. I wonder if this young man will remember properly who this woman was in the photo.

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PHOTO DATA

No

11521

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

May 10, 2020

Place

Jakarta, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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