There was laundry drying in an alley that stretched into a dense residential area

Lane in Jakarta's Kota district
Shot in Jakarta, Indonesia ©Tetsu Ozawa
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In the dense residential area where I wandered, there were narrow alleys stretching between the houses. I could see laundry drying on the eaves of the houses that lined in a row, motorbikes parked by the walls, and other miscellaneous things on the ground. When I stopped and looked at the end of the alley, all I could see was the alley stretching out, and I couldn't feel like I was getting out into the open. I felt as if I had entered a very large maze.

Searching on the Internet, there are many articles that say there are slums along the railroad tracks in the Kota district of Jakarta. This place was right along the railroad tracks in the district. Perhaps this area is included in the slums referred to in such articles.

When I hear the word "slum," I tend to think of it as a hotbed of drugs and other crimes, and it is dangerous for a casual tourist to set foot in it. But there was no such stench of crime here. The houses were all lined up in a row, with laundry drying here and there. Some of the places might be really dangerous, but at least the place I was walking at the time had a peaceful atmosphere.

But I wouldn't go wandering around after dark just because of the peaceful atmosphere.

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Mar 2021 IN THE CITY INDONESIA

Where is Jakarta?

PHOTO DATA

No

11847

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

March 16, 2021

Modified On

November 10, 2021

Place

Jakarta, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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