Monday, September 15, 2008
I have probably come accross this quite so often, but never really paid attention to how interesting it is photographically for its colors and patterns, that is until recently.
These boxes are available at what we call here "Tempat Penitipan Helm" or helmet deposit counter. You can find them in almost any motocycle parking lots in major shopping malls in Bandung.
Leaving your helmet on your motorbike in the parking lot is generally safe, but as a precaution and for your convenience, it is advisable to leave your helmet at a helmet deposit counter like this. The parking lot management charges you extra for this, of course. But this is more convenient and a lot cheaper than having your helmet wet (in an open parking lot and when it's raining) or stolen, especially if you have an expensive helmet. The charge is usually about 1,000 rupiahs (less than 10 cents dollars).
I took this photograph at the parking lot of Bandung Electronic Center (BEC), a mall specializing in selling electronic goods, on Purnawarman Street, a couple of weeks ago.