The Old Jakarta …

The Old Jakarta, or famously known as Kota Tua, is located in Central Jakarta (and also North). There are plenty of museums in this area, and most of the building are old, and you could still see the original building from the Dutch colonial in 16th century. Some are still preserved, but some unfortunately are not. At this post, I will not go deep into history of Kota Tua which is also known as Old Batavia, but more of the photo collection that I took during my visit to Taman Fatahillah in June 2013.

Taman Fatahillah is only a part of Kota Tua, but it serves as the central zone of it as there’s park and city hall.

On Sunday (mostly), you will see plenty of people come to this area, just to hang out with friends, visiting museum or others historical sites, or just take pictures just like I did ;)

Cafe Batavia
I haven’t gone inside and tried their meals, but this cafe is very famous, not only because of the architecture but also for it’s prices ;)

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The famous Cafe Batavia

Museum Sejarah Jakarta
Museum Sejarah Jakarta is one of the museums in Taman Fatahillah. It was a city hall back then.

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Museum Sejarah Jakarta in Taman Fatahillah

A few ‘soldiers’
During my visit, I could see there were 3 different men imitating to become soldiers. They were not just use the soldier costume, but they also painted their body ;)

Renting an old bike?
Riding an old bike is quite famous in this park. You will see plenty of people renting this old bike just to circle around the park.

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Rent a bike?

TV shooting
I did just say photo shooting earlier, but apparently I saw a group of people doing a TV shooting. Look what did they use during the shooting. DSLR camera, a mike, and … tablet. Creative! :)

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TV shooting can be done everywhere, including in Taman Fatahillah

Child’s play
Do you believe me if I told you that the ‘trishaw’ is not moving?

Haha … Yes, look at the man behind the pedals. There are two kind of pedals, and that pedals that were being pushed were the ones that to ‘move’ the riders. ;)

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A father waited for his son enjoying the ‘ride’ ;)

Balloons for the kids?
Who wants balloons? There were a few of balloons seller in the park, and who doesn’t like Sponge Bob! :)

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Anyone wants a balloon? :)

Ondel – ondel
Ondel – ondel is a folk performance that originally came from Betawi.

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Ondel – ondel

The post office
I always love the colour of the old post office, just like this one :)

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The post office building

My friend, Alwi, who came with me to Kota Tua, taught me some photo techniques, like panning, and taking photo of bubbles! After several tries, finally I could get good photos of both of them!

Panning
As there were plenty of people riding bikes, so it’s easy to practice this technique, and I love this result!

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Riding an old bike with her son … (Panning works! :) )

The bubbles!
It’s really hard to focus on the bubble as it’s small and they’re moving and also it’s transparent haha, but I’m satisfied with this result :D

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Catch that bubble!

Last photo was an abandoned building located beside the post office. As the sun was setting down behind the building, so I was facing the sun directly. Either I wanted to have the ‘sunset’ photo or the building? Well, it’s hard to choose both :( , but anyway, I tried to use SnapSeed to dramatize the photo! Haha …

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The sun is setting down (I used SnapSeed to dramatize this photo ;))

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    • Aahh I bet they have very nice interior ;), but hopefully the taste of the food is good :)

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