There were houses lined up right next to the railroad tracks. You might think that the houses were outside the railroad right-of-way, but they were inside the railroad right-of-way. On top of the tin roofs, I could see some old tires and stones placed to prevent the roofs from flying off. It was not what I would call a mansion. Here in Jakarta, as in other Southeast Asian countries, the land beside the railroad tracks seems to have become a kind of lawless zone. This place is not far from Jakarta Kota station. There is no way that shrewd people would leave such a good location unattended.
The houses lined up in a row were no different from any other residential area. Laundry was drying under the eaves, and some people were relaxing under the eaves. There were also young children playing. In one of the photos, a girl on a bicycle stopped in front of a girl sitting on the front porch, and they seemed to be having small talk.
All of them were common scenes that could be seen anywhere. If you didn't see the railroad tracks stretching out in front of the rows of houses, you wouldn't know I was in a railroad lot.
March 14, 2021
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