Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wide Angle View of The City: Merdeka Street, North
This is the view of Jalan Merdeka (Merdeka Street) facing north. I took the picture at about 5 PM from the same pedestrian crossing bridge where I took yesterday's photo. The City Hall is the white building that is partly visible on your left hand side of the picture.
Bandung's traffic is not always as light and smooth as this. In some places and at certain times, it can get very crowded. Terrible traffic congestions usually take place during weekends, and the holiday seasons (when many visitors flock the city) and at commercial areas, such as Cihampelas, Purnawarman, Sukajadi, Dago (Ir H. Djuanda), and Junjunan (Terusan Pasteur) and Riau (L.R.E. Martadinata) streets and the areas around the alun-alun (city square). Traffic congestions during the daily rush hours are also generally quite bad.