Tuesday, February 6, 2007

A girl and the flood

A large part of Jakarta has been flooded because of massive rains. The rain was pouring down for three days in a row last week. And there is no way to avoid the consequence: wet feet. No umbrella or barricades with sandbags that would be of any help. I just photographed this little girl. Her brother was walking in front of her, but didn’t want to carry her. And she got tired and from time to time she just sat dawn in the muddy water. What I understand from my conversations with people passing by is that a large part of Jakarta West is now part of the water world. Not far from my place they offer a service to cross the flooded street by cart, for 2000 Rupiah (approximately 20 Euro cents).

No comments: