On the tracks.

Category: People

 

Photo and caption by Craig Thomson

After 13 weeks of backpacking through Indonesia, I decided to spend my last few hours in the district of Galur in Jakarta. This is a very poor part of the city where citizens have taken residence along the train tracks. Indonesian children are all to often depicted as starving, crying, and in deep despair. I don't deny the reality of poverty in Asia but walking through this area I heard music, saw families smiling, and of course came across this little boy who was quite eager to pose for the camera.

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

 

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