The narrow alleyway that made it difficult to pass people ended and the road was wide enough for cars to pass. Along the road was a row of low-rise houses. The roofs of the buildings were tiled roofs. The roofs were of brown tiles, though there were variations in color shading. Seeing that they were also used in common houses, I guessed that roof tiles were not so expensive here in Jakarta. There are several pottery villages on the outskirts of the city, and these tiles seem to have been made in such villages.
It would be beautiful to see the town with shaded tile roofs from above. However, there were no tall buildings in this area. There was no place to get a bird's-eye view of the area. I had no choice but to crawl on the ground and lookup.
In Japan, the tiled roof would conjure up images of black tiles, but around here they are usually brown. This difference seems to be due to the difference in the way of making tiles. Black tiles have a carbon-based film called "fumigation" formed on the surface in the last stage of firing, while the brown tiles used around Jakarta are made with the vermilion color that develops when the clay is fired.
December 6, 2020
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF