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Jakarta … The Old China Town

At the train station Kota Jakarta

There might not be much left of the Old Jakarta but should you visit this city on your way to Jogyakarta or Bali then a stopover to the historic city “Kota Tua” is a must. I love musing around the old Dutch train station in Kota with its 1930′s style facade and browsing through the many old VOC Dutch buildings unfortunately left to die away with the changing times … But although changes have been made around China Town also known as Glodok, you can still see old Chinese temples and some of the old buildings and passages like the one I found here. All these shots are taken with my Canon film camera using 24-70 mm lens and Ilford Delta 400 … and of course these are the ways of silver prints still greatly in vogue … These images are part of my book series “Journeys Java to Flores”

Click on the images for a better view …

The Old China Town Kota Jakarta

19 comments on “Jakarta … The Old China Town

  1. ishooteditnblog
    May 20, 2012

    Loved your shots, Well taken! =)

    • Photo Media
      May 20, 2012

      Thank you for the nice comments !

  2. editormyjkt
    May 20, 2012

    Reblogged this on MyJKT.

  3. Ana Gaby
    May 21, 2012

    Great pics!! I haven’t been to CHina Town yet, it’s on my To Visit list!

    • Photo Media
      May 21, 2012

      Yes do and don’t forget to visit the Chinese temples, the oldest in Jakarta and of course the fruit market in Glodok … have fun :-)

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  5. Stefan
    May 22, 2012

    I like your works , especially your realism in photography . very, very subtle relationship to the topic you are spraying . Thank you for sharing this with us.

    • Photo Media
      May 22, 2012

      Hi Stefan, Thank you for all your beautiful comments. I love what I am doing and I guess when you like something you give your heart and soul to it and I guess that is what the world is all about sharing and communicating :-)

  6. pitoyosusanto
    May 29, 2012

    nice shot and precise story about old town of Jakarta. I do share same concern with you about old Jakarta. Regards from Yogya :)

    • Photo Media
      May 29, 2012

      Thank you … Koq jadi kangen sama Gudeg dan Bolang Baling (jualan dipinggir jalan dekat alun alun kraton) Check this post http://wp.me/pDYuL-LB Salam dari Paris :-)

  7. António Marques
    June 1, 2012

    Amazing shot! It has it all… perspective, good tonal range, a distinctive mood and an interesting interaction of gazes.

    • Photo Media
      June 1, 2012

      Thank you for your wonderful comments … And I had to wait a while in this little passage until that perfect shot :-)

  8. editormyjkt
    June 6, 2012

    Sudah kuduga, mbak ini sebetulnya ya warga Nusantara yang beruntung bisa keliling dunia. Mbok kirim tulisan buat blog-k gitu mbak. itung-itung jadi blogger tamu gitu. :)

    • Photo Media
      June 6, 2012

      Ya nanti ku kirim tapi jika mau tulisan tentang Nusantara ku bisa juga di reblog … Terima kasih

  9. Philip Vergeylen
    June 11, 2012

    I love the photo ‘The Old China Town Kota Jakarta’. It is perfect.

    • Photo Media
      June 11, 2012

      Thank you so much !

  10. Photographs by Peter Knight
    June 12, 2012

    The Old China Town Kota Jakarta – love this picture and would love to go there too!!

    • Photo Media
      June 13, 2012

      Just to come to Jakarta to visit the Old Town is worth it. Let me know when you go :-)

      • Photographs by Peter Knight
        June 13, 2012

        I’m sure it is! I’ll be in India later on this year but still would like to go a little further east so who knows! :)

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