Birds For Sale, Java, Indonesia. by leananiemand

Birds For Sale, Java, Indonesia.

It was easy cycling, but it was the road condition and the heavy traffic that made for slow going. I, nevertheless, had a fantastic day, and although not much happened, it was the general everyday life that once again fascinated me. Roadside stalls sold the most interesting and beautiful woven articles, and I cycled past gangs of school girls on scooters, giggling their way to school. Mothers steered motorbikes one-handed while holding (what looked like) a near one-day-old baby on the other arm. Bicycle rickshaws carted hijab-clad preschoolers to and from school, while toothless men sat chewing their nasi goreng. Ladies dried corn in the sun, and others were cutting grass along the road as cattle feed (she appeared very impressed that I knew it was for her “kambing”). There’s never a shortage of eateries in Indonesia and, as always, the road was lined with “warungs”, selling the normal “nasi goreng”, “mee goreng” and “ayam”. Every so often, I would get the pungent smell of durian as I cycled past roadside stalls, where stall owners looked up in utter surprise. There were plenty of “Hello Mister” from locals selling the biggest jackfruit I have ever seen, all making the day so quintessentially Indonesian.

Just before Surabaya, it started raining, making for a nerve wrecking ride into Indonesia’s 2nd largest city. I was more than happy to reach my destination but found that cheap rooms were hard to come by in this city. Eventually, I settled for a pricier room than normal, and it did not even come with a better-quality room than the cheapies!
So unique and colorful a scene!
January 23rd, 2017  
Love the pops of red!
January 23rd, 2017  
What an interesting display of bird cages.
January 23rd, 2017  
Wonderful capture. Fav!
January 23rd, 2017  
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Wonderful capture. Fav.
January 23rd, 2017  
Wonderful image, beautifully composed, love the colors... but sad that the birds are caged.
January 23rd, 2017  
I am with @calm here -- I do hate to see birds in small cages -- so cruel !
January 23rd, 2017  
Big fave, such an interesting place to visit!
January 23rd, 2017  
Totally atmospheric capture. The roof constructed around the tree is so impressive.
January 23rd, 2017  
I love this, Leana. So interesting!
January 24th, 2017  
Wow, wonderful!
January 24th, 2017  
How very colorful and interesting.
January 24th, 2017  
Love the trees growing through that building. It's a very interesting shot to see real life like that, but I do feel very sorry for those birds.
January 24th, 2017  
Once again a building with so much history! What was there first, the tree or the house? Maybe the birdcages where hanging in the tree once 😉
January 24th, 2017  
Great capture, you make your daily "stories" come alive...
January 24th, 2017  
Oh my! There has to be a story to this place.... Does she really sell that may birds daily?!
January 24th, 2017  
Such a fabulous shot
January 28th, 2017  
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