On this day, in contrast, I was walking through Central Jakarta city, which is lined with modern buildings. The streets were wide and the buildings were tall. It was a modern city. There were also luxury hotels and luxury shopping malls here. As the name of the city of Central Jakarta, it is the center of Jakarta. A lot of people were dressed nicely and I feel a little uncomfortable.
Walking down Thamrin Street, the main street, Jakarta seemed to be a very modern city. However, it was typical of Southeast Asia that such impressions of the city came to an abrupt end. After entering a street that intersects with Thamrin Street and passing the upscale shopping mall called Grand Indonesia, the city soon became a familiar place. Another shopping mall on the same street as Grand Indonesia was larger but no longer had any upscale atmosphere. Just off Thamrin Road, it was a shopping mall for ordinary people to visit for shopping.
In the mall, there were many clothing items on display. It seemed that this mall was full of stores that deal in clothing. Regardless of whether it is East or West, the main target for clothing is women, and the clothes sold here were overwhelmingly women's. Mannequins in one of the shops were also a woman, and they were wearing a hijab on her head. The mannequin I saw in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was also wearing a tight hijab, so it may be that in Muslim countries, mannequins are also required to cover their hair if they are female.
September 7, 2020
Still Life Photography
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF