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Photo Friday: Modern Life

I feel like every time I post a photo these days the word “juxtaposition” jumps to mind.  It’s become the running theme of my experiences here in Indonesia.  The modern steel and glass architecture exists right next to the brick and mortar architecture of previous decades.  Brand new vehicles drive past people pulling makeshift carts.  Asian fusion restaurants with valet parking are situated in the background of an “Ayam Bakar” street cart.

I took this photo because she reminds me of a lady who never fails to greet me on my morning walk to work.  I also like the vision of the  Coca-Cola fridge in the background while the lady prepares a meal in a burned, old pot.  Modern life in Jakarta looks a little different here than it does back in Canada.

7 responses

  1. elmediat

    Excellent post. Juxtaposition captures the situation perfectly.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:35 am

  2. Great, vibrant glimpse into your local life.

    September 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    • Thanks. Vibrant is the best description – I’ve never lived anywhere with so much color. British Columbia is full-color, but all greens and blues. Here, everything is fully blown out colors.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm

  3. Chloe

    how are you liking it over there? it’s awesome to see your photography and feel like i’m able to share your journey

    September 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    • I’m really loving it. It’s not without its frustrations, but it is truly amazing.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:16 pm

  4. You ‘captured’ Jakarta there 🙂

    September 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    • Thanks. That makes me feel pretty good about my photos and observations.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm