a different piece of Malioboro, Yogyakarta


Many of my decent frames seemed to come out of lucky snapshots. Like this one in Malioboro street, Yogyakarta. It was ten o’clock in the evening, and I was returning back to my hotel after walking back and forth from one end to the other end of this street, looking for interesting subjects.

What makes Malioboro unique is the dual function of the sides of the street. From morning until around eight o’clock in the evening shops and street vendors covered both sides of Maioboro. When the shops closed and street vendors packed their merchandise, street food sellers came replacing them, and with the food sellers came the street performers.

I walked passed these street performers without any intention to shoot. Somehow I turned my head back and saw them right through a ronde cart. If you haven’t tried ronde, it’s a hot ginger drink with glutinous balls served not in glasses but in bowls. I took three frames. Lucky they were standing under the powerful street light, so not much of a problem for my nifty-fifty lens. This came out the cleanest. What a luck!


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