Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bandung Street Documentary # 5: Junction Traffic Chaos



This is what usually happens in Bandung when the traffic light is down and there is no police officer to regulate the traffic. The rain is an added element of ... well, the chaos!

This photo is the 5th post of Bandung Street Documentary series. I began this series as an attempt to give you a candid outlook of what Bandung street life is like. The street, being a quintessential public space, can tell us a lot of things about the character of a city. Hence, this series together with the other series (i.e. City of People, Bandung Architectural Heritage) and other regular posts, will give you a better outlook and feel of this city I love and call home.

I took the above photo at the junction of Tamansari and Supratman Streets at Balubur, Bandung.

Having said all that, I'd like to share with you a wonderful news I recieved today. My very good friend Virginia of Birmingham Alabama Daily Photo has honored me and BANDUNG DAILY PHOTO with this wonderful "Blogging Friend Forever" Award. Thank you very much for this honor, V!



This award requires that I choose five other bloggers that I consider worthy of receiving this award based on the following criteria:

1. Only 5 people/blogs are allowed.
2. Four of them have to be dedicated followers of this blog.
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to this blog and live in another part of the world.
4. The recipient of the award has to link back to whoever gives her/him the award, and (this is another criterion that Virginia has added) :
5. The recipient has never received any other awards before.

Now, these are difficult criteria, I must admit. I have a lot of wonderful friends who own and managed great blogs. Therefore, I will need sometime to think about who I am going to pass on this award to and postpone the announcement until tomorrow.

12 comments:

Layrayski said...

You have been posting "rain" photos in your street documentary posts. I think I'll do that again too hehehe =)

Virginia said...

Eki, I am going to be up all night wondering the fate of that daredevil of a cyclist. I love your blog and all the wonderful info we learn about our wonderful city that in a million years would not have ever learned any other way. I also admire your desire to expand your photographic talents. I learn so much here. Maybe I will expand my expertise as well. You are a friend well met. V

the donG said...

it happens in the philippines too. congratulations for receiving such nice award!

Ming said...

Hi Eki, I really like your blog very much. Great info and nice pictures just like this photo of the traffic chaos...

Luckily there was no serious accident involved at this junction.

Blognote said...

Congratulations for your well deserved BFF Award, Eki!!

Urang Awak said...

Congrats Aa!

You well deserve it!

babooshka said...

An image that is actually heightened by the wet ground. Taffic problems are not so much a problem on a small island.

Rambling Woods said...

I guess road chaos looks pretty much the same everywhere..LOL...

Digital Polaroids said...

Beautiful sky!

Horsoon said...

The traffic's especially chaos during the rain, it's like all the cars are actually Gremlins - once they touch water and they turned into monsters ignoring traffics rules and manners, thus the bad traffic ;)

Susie of Arabia said...

We have traffic jams like this in Jeddah all the time. Thank goodness it never rains here because then it would be even worse!!!

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