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.