2012 Indonesia and I: Kota Tua Snapshots

One fine Saturday during the month of April in 2012, my housemate and I visited Kota Tua in Jakarta for a photowalk. [Bago kase camera nya, kaya excited gamitin! hahaha!]. Now this blogpost contains some of my snapshots during that photowalk. (As you may notice, my snapshots were more concentrated on people around Kota Tua, rather than the place itself! hahaha!)
Note: Forgive my errors on the dates–photos were all taken on April 14, 2012, and not April 13. :)

Just a bit of a background of the place…

From Wikipedia: Kota Tua, also known as Old Jakarta, is a small area in Jakarta, Indonesia, which spans 1.3 square kilometres of North Jakarta and West Jakarta (Kelurahan Pinangsia, Taman Sari and Kelurahan Roa Malaka, Tambora). Kota is the Indonesian word for “city”; it was the reminiscent of the vicinity during colonial times in the 16th century that the city was only within Batavia walled compound (today Kota), while the surrounding areas was only kampung (villages), orchards, and ricefields. The largely Chinese down town area of Glodok is a central part of Kota.

Dubbed “The Jewel of Asia” and “Queen of the East” in the 16th century by European sailors, Old Jakarta — or Batavia, as it was named by the Dutch — was once a center of commerce for the whole continent due to its strategic location and abundant resources.

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The Photo Hobbyist

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” ― Marc Riboud

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” ― Marc Riboud

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My Instant Model

"Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?" ---Fanny Brice

“Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?”
—Fanny Brice

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Innocence

“In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way. ” ― Michael Jackson

“In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way. ”
― Michael Jackson

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The Bicycle

"The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine." ---John Howard

“The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.”
—John Howard

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Love and Bicycle

"Life is like riding a bicycle: you don't fall off unless you stop pedaling." ---Claude Pepper

“Life is like riding a bicycle: you don’t fall off unless you stop pedaling.”
—Claude Pepper

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Street Singers

“When a singer truly feels and experiences what the music is all about, the words will automatically ring true.” ---Monserrat Caballé

“When a singer truly feels and experiences what the music is all about, the words will automatically ring true.”
—Monserrat Caballé

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Hard Work

"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all." ---Sam Ewing

“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.”
—Sam Ewing

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The Yellow Car

"It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new." ---Tony Visconti

“It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new.”
—Tony Visconti

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Love and Admiration

"The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring." ---Francis H. Bradley

“The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.”
—Francis H. Bradley

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A Walk to Remember

"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." ---Albert Camus

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
—Albert Camus

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“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” —Elliott Erwitt quotes

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