From Jakarta’s Streets

April 10, 2014 — 2 Comments

This is Jakarta, Old Jakarta to be precise.

We have learned the hard way to wait 24 hours for our bags to catch up when travelling to Indonesia. This short stop allowed us to take in the local scene.

Initially the sight of such poor lives saddened me, but I quickly realised these people weren’t visibly sad. Despite the squalor and stench I saw plenty of smiles and even a few laughs.

Locals, Old Jakarta

Taxi Driver, Old Jakarta

Jakarta, Streetside

Break Time

TV Repair Guy



2 responses to From Jakarta’s Streets


    hai, i’m browsing london street photography and i found your site here, you were visiting my town, how’s the trip, pretty hectic isn’t it ๐Ÿ™‚ i hope your enjoy your stay in jakarta, and i see your photos capturing jakarta is very great ๐Ÿ™‚


    I visited Jakarta over 20 years ago – and what you’ve said here is exactly what I remember, the total squalor but smiles and laughter, I learned a very big lesson from being in this place that has stayed with me – glad others see it as well. Great photos!

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