The express train I took from Jakarta took almost three hours to reach Cirebon. Jakarta and Cirebon are about 300 kilometers apart. The express train seemed to be running at a speed that lived up to its name.
Cirebon has prospered since ancient times due to the trade of marine products with China. A prosperous town always attracts a variety of people, and this town has a mixture of Javanese, Malay, Sundanese, Chinese, and Arabic cultural elements. The name Cirebon is said to have originated from the Javanese word "Caruban," meaning "mixture. Well, I just arrived at the station, so I couldn't feel a mixed feeling.
The platform at Cirebon station was well laid out and wide. People who had just gotten off the train like me were walking the platform. It seemed that there were not only a few people in the train cars but also on the entire train.
Before exiting the ticket gate, I pointed my camera at the train I had just boarded. In the window of the train, I could clearly see the platform.
December 27, 2020
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF