It has been transformed into a tourist attraction, and as it moves away from the colonial heartland, it loses its tourist appeal. The beautifully preserved parcels of townscape created by the Dutch East India Company in Jakarta are not so large. It was only a short walk from Fatahillah Square, where heavy buildings stand in a row, and although there are some old buildings that seem to have a history here and there, as a whole the town has changed to something nondescript that can be found anywhere. The people there are no longer enjoying themselves. It's just everyday life rolling in.
I came to the front of a store with a sewing machine in the storefront, which is not uncommon in Southeast Asia. Often the only thing placed in these situations is a foot-operated sewing machine, but this one was a bit different. It was a sewing machine with a motor. Underneath the table where it was set up, a large motor asserted its presence. It was not a SINGER, which I often see, but a TYPICAL one.
The man who sat in front of the sewing machine seemed to have just had no work to do and time to spare. He immediately noticed me walking around with my camera. And he gave me a thumbs up with a smile on his face.
May 12, 2020
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF