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Juxtaposition…Sacred and Profane


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Can I let you figure this one out?


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.

Give me that old time religion…

…and I’ll show you some cool old buildings.

Actually, I’ve never found a cool way to shoot the insides of these kind of buildings, but the outsides are always so nice.

What I particularly liked about this one was the sign hanging over the Community Center door.  You can only see the tail end of the banner, but here’s what it said:  “God invented Chocolate – and other potential myths.”  I thought that was particularly funny.

To be truthful, I liked the juxtaposition between the old church building and the new condominium building to its right.  That’s why I shot this.