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Displayed here is the housing along the boards of the Ciliwung river near Jakarta Kota (the old centre of the capital of Indonesia). In the background is downtown Jakarta, the business centre with its highrises. The contrast between poor and rich is very articulated.

The Ciliwung is the largest river in Jakarta, which flows through numerous subdistricts from Srengseng Sawah to Tanjung Barat in South Jakarta. The houses are "temporary" , made of plywood and scrap metal, and are flooded annually during the big floods of the wet season (October to February) . The houses are on these dangerous spots of low land because of the rapid population growth and the fact that the riverbank areas are in a twilight zone of government regulation.

This is for the time being the last posting from the Indonesia mini-series.
I’ll back in a week – we're off now on a short trip to Lisboa.

The postings of this mini series are all scanned from photos with my Epson 2450 photo scanner, at 800 dpi for decent PP-headroom. PCS: Desaturated, adjusted levels, curves & contrast, ran Noiseware, USM-ed, added frame, saved for the web.

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Additional Photos by Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1928 W: 122 N: 4345] (14052)
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