I walked up the stairs of the Kanoman market in Cirebon and wandered around the second floor. The central part of the market was an atrium, so you can see the first floor from the second floor. Normally, I would have been able to enjoy the bustling stores on the first floor from above. But unfortunately, this was not possible. After all, there were hardly any stores visible from the stairwell.
There were wide counters here and there where stores can be opened, but no one was doing business there. It was like a storage room, and all you could see were people sleeping. The buildings in this market were too big for the market's size. It may have been designed in anticipation of the future growth of the market, but at this point, it was clearly out of proportion.
Instead of people doing business, this place seemed to be a resting place for the market workers. I could see a man sleeping on a long, narrow bench, and a woman sleeping on a large table. Slipping past the crowded stores along the main street, I entered the building and found myself in a large resting room with an open atrium. I felt that this building was being used in a luxurious way, away from the original intention of its construction.
February 1, 2021
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF