Monochrome Monday: Batavia, The Old Town of Jakarta

Batavia, that was how Jakarta was called centuries ago. Located at the end of Ciliwung River, the old town was established during Dutch colonization in 17th century when the VOC, the Dutch East India  Company had the big amount of volume trades around the globe.

Today, the old town is still there. Many colonial buildings are still standing. Some turn into museum, some are abandoned in the same time. In the weekend, this area accommodates the needs of people living in Jakarta to enjoy the different atmosphere of Jakarta.

Fatahillah Square, Batavia, Old Town of Jakarta.

Batavia, Old Town of Jakarta

Batavia, Old Town of Jakarta

Batavia, Old Town of Jakarta

Batavia, Old Town of Jakarta. Street food vendors selling the street food

Fatahillah Square, Batavia, Old Town of Jakarta

Batavia, Old Town of Jakarta

Batavia, Old Town of Jakarta

Cafe Batavia

Batavia, Old Town of Jakarta

Batavia, Old Town of Jakarta

Batavia, Old Town of Jakarta. A street painter

Batavia, Old Town of Jakarta

Batavia, Old Town of Jakarta. Some street food vendors trying their luck

Abandon building at Batavia, Old Town of Jakarta

 

 

 

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