Looking to the side, I saw a narrow path leading to the back of the house. But standing at the entrance, it was not clear whether it was the entrance to a new alley or someone's house. The narrow street, which I couldn't tell if it was an alley or a doorway, kept getting narrower and narrower.
If you look closely, you can see that the buildings at the far end are broken, making it difficult to enter even in an alleyway. Just as I was thinking this, a man appeared in the doorway in front of me. He was sitting in the doorway, holding his guitar, watching me intently at the end of the alleyway. I wondered who the man with the guitar was when he suddenly appeared, and he looked at me with a look of contemplation on his face, wondering who I was.
When I think of Indonesian music, the first thing that comes to mind is gamelan. But while I was hanging around Jakarta, I didn't see anyone playing the gamelan with keyboard percussion instruments or gongs. It's a pity because I had seen a man playing a traditional Thai keyboard percussion instrument called Ranat in Thailand. The only man I met in Jakarta who was holding the instrument was the man in the photo. The way he played the guitar was the same all over the world. Maybe the guitar is more common than traditional instruments in Jakarta as well.
December 5, 2020
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF