Tin Roof And Railroad Tracks

Tin roof and railroad tracks
Shot in Jakarta, Indonesia ©Tetsu Ozawa
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I saw a girl on a bicycle in front of a tin-roofed house next to the railroad tracks

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.

日本語
Mar 2021 IN THE CITY INDONESIA

Where is Jakarta?

PHOTO DATA

No

11845

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

March 14, 2021

Place

Jakarta, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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