Jakarta Days from Pluitt CBD

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MarekEwjanStachowski on September 18, 2010
  • very nice picture
  • I like it
  • greetings from Poland :)
Ian Stehbens on September 19, 2010

Hello Marek,

Jakarta is a difficult city to photograph because of the polluted air - much of the particulate matter is volcanic dust. But I am glad you appreciate this landscape view of its northern suburbs.

Greetings from Tonga (currently)

Ian

beegood on September 21, 2010

Dear Ian, don't many ~ if not all ~ cities of this size have to fight with air pollution? The price of our modern times and much more.... but I love your photo, looks like early morning, you feel the rhythm of the city and its expectations to yet another thrilling day....

Love to Tonga dear friend ~ Maja ~~~~~~~~~~

Ian Stehbens on September 25, 2010

Greetings dear Maja.

One cannot see the high rise buildings except in the morning. The airpollution of all large cities is significnat but Jakarta has to also live with the SE airflow bringing the dust of Central and West Java volcanoes their way, so it does smother in particulate matter often!

Ian

ƤōƝƓ-not going to Vi… on September 25, 2010

Unbelievably smoggy....this is despite it's proximity to the sea. That means its air quality is much worse than that of already polluted BKK. I can't imagine if Jakarta were located in a valley. LIKEd

Ian Stehbens on September 27, 2010

And this was in the early morning - as clear as it got that month! Jakarta and BKK are pretty much on a par, in my experiencethough Jakarta has the disadvantage of volcanic dust to contend with when the air drifts from the SE.

I guess it looks a lot like BKK in this view?

Regards,

Ian

ƤōƝƓ-not going to Vi… on September 27, 2010

Hi Ian, in my opinion as a Bangkokian myself, I sometimes can't tell the difference among Bangkok, Manila, and Jakarta or among Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia, if there are no Buddhist temples, churches, and mosques in the skylines of these countries. They look equally chaotic with pollution and social problems, as well as political and economic crises happening once every decade or two.

ah-pong from Thailand

Ian Stehbens on September 27, 2010

Hi Ah-Pong,

As you are a local resident it is good to have you confirm my opinion! Perhaps the exception is the frequency of political conflicts, for Indonesia hasn't had to wait 20 years between political conflicts. And yes the religious elements of the landscape are one of the great differences between the 3 cities you name.

Regards,

Ian

Bakos ART on July 11, 2013

uhh, put the gas masks on..., great shot

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Photo taken in Penjaringan, Penjaringan, North Jakarta City, Jakarta, Indonesia

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