Thumbs-up At The Bus Stop

Two men relaxing at bus stop
Shot in the city of Jakarta, Indonesia tetsuOzawa

Two men, who were lazy and relax on the bench at the bus stop, thew a deuce joyfully

You rarely see this in Tokyo, but when you travel around Asian countries, one of the things you see is "people are lazy and relax on the roadside. I've seen quite a few people spending time on the roadside, not doing anything in particular, with no time to spare. Some of them were playing cards or chess, and I could tell from such people that they had a lot of time to spare. On the other hand, there are people who don't do anything, and in those cases, it often feels like nothing more than nihilistic.

The two men I met in Jakarta were also in the group doing nothing on the side of the road. He is sitting on a bench set up at a bus stop on the side of the road, lazing about. But that doesn't mean I'm going to take the bus. The bus stopped for a while, but it passed as if nothing had happened. Atmospherically, it's no different from relaxing in a coffee shop.

These people probably don't stay at the bus stop by choice. I guess it doesn't matter where there is a bench or another place in town where you can rest for a bit. But it's hard to find such a place. If there is a resting place like there is in Nepal, I'm sure we'll be resting there.

In any case, when I pointed my camera at them, who were completely relaxed at the bus stop, they gave me a joyful thumbs up.

Trivial Moments by Tetsu Ozawa
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Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

May 1, 2020


Jakarta, Indonesia


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