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Graffiti…better?

better

One of our many examples of graffiti here in the Kemang area of South Jakarta.

I went for a ride on Saturday and found many more examples of what’s happening around here in street art. There’s some crap, some territorial scrawlings, but there’s also some really beautiful, really well-done art.

I’ll let you decide into which category this falls.


She’s been watching me

she

I’ve found some new-found freedom here in the Big Jak.  I’ve been driving my motorcycle a lot this week, now that I finally have licence plates for it, and it’s given me some ability to get around and snap photos that I’ve not had the opportunity to take.

This girl, painted on a wall at a corner on a one-way section of Jalan Kemang Raya, watches me every time I go by her.  Today, I got out and took her picture.  I like her headband-ears.

Now that I’ve got mobility, I think it’s time to find some more street art.


The Germans

Bundesrepublik

The Kemang area of South Jakarta (Jakarta Selatan) is home to many interesting inhabitants of varying importance.  This is the home of   a German diplomat.  I don’t know who lives here, but there’s more security cameras on this residence than most around here, and a conspicuous absence of security guards.

Hmm…suspicious?


Walk a mile…

shoes

…in someone else’s shoes.  In this case, the shoes belong to a man who scavenges for a living.  I pass men, women, and children who scavenge to live every morning as I head to school.  They work their way through the trash of Kemang residences, looking for things that will bring them income.

Walk a mile in this pair of shoes.  I doubt I would make it through a day.


Kemang…

Kemang

I live in Jakarta.  I live in South Jakarta.  I live in the Kemang Area of South Jakarta.  I live in an apartment in the Kemang area of South Jakarta.   I live in a second-floor apartment in the Kemang area of South Jakarta.

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