Monday, November 29, 2010

Please Enjoy

Welcome to Jakarta, Indonesia, where my friend David is taking his first steps on the Asian continent, much as I did way back in '96...
Spices are in the air (because all the men smoke clove cigarettes), heavy Asian main dishes are on the breakfast buffet, and your metabolism is on scan-dial looking for a time zone...Here's the view from his hotel room - I stayed near there myself, even closer to the mosque and the shanty town in the photo's top left corner...

Jakarta isn't exactly dripping with Old Asian atmosphere; think charmless skyscrapers and molasses-slow city traffic, and an endless sprawl of The Poor and The Bustling...


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