As I picked a narrow street in a residential area in Jakarta, I came to a place full of people. Children and adults are lounging around in the alleyway, spending their time in a quiet atmosphere. It was a very busy place for local people.
There was no such thing as air conditioning, so it's cooler to be outside the house than inside. Moreover, the neighborhood is so thick here that few people are willing to spend time alone in the house. So it's normal to spend time in the alleyways that stretch between the dense houses.
The kids were busy playing games on their phones, but they were playing side by side on the front porch with their friends. And mothers were making small talk with the neighborhood mothers, and young babies were waddling around between them.
Looking closer, I could see that most of the people lingering in the alley were women or children. There were not many adult men in my sight. I guess it's normal for grown men to work outside during the day. However, I didn't know if the mothers in the alley were housewives or not.
|Jun 2020 IN THE CITY INDONESIA|
|ALLEYWAY BABY JAKARTA KID MOTHER RESIDENTIAL AREA|
June 27, 2020
September 4, 2023
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF