I turned the corner into an alley. The alley was so narrow that people could barely pass each other. Some of the stores had their wares lined up in front of them, but the atmosphere was lonely as some of the lots were left empty. It seemed to be a place where people who live in the neighborhood come to buy small things. The locals didn't pay much attention when they saw me walking around with my camera in hand.
As I walked deeper into the neighborhood, I found a store that looked like a grocery store. The vegetables were laid out on a stand out in front of the store. But the variety seemed skewed and there wasn't much variety. It looked as if they were leftovers from somewhere else. There was not even a shopkeeper to be found in the store, who seemed to insist that if you wanted to buy something, you could buy it.
Taking advantage of the absence of a shopkeeper, I gawked at what was for sale. Vegetables never appeal to me, but one exception was a pea-like bean that appealed to me. It seemed to be a petai bean. The petai hanging from the eaves of the roof was huge. You don't see them in Japan. Looking at the bulging pods, I was a little scared that something might come out from inside.
|May 2020 FOOD INDONESIA|
|ALLEYWAY BEAN EAVE GREENGROCERY JAKARTA VEGETABLE|
May 14, 2020
September 5, 2023
Still Life Photography
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF