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July 31, 2009
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Jun 6, 2009, 7:46:22 AM
life discrepancy by the-arkz life discrepancy by the-arkz
Photojournalism > Places

This place quiet well illustrating the discrepancy in life between the poor and the rich people in Jakarta, Indonesia.

As you can see the poor live in very small-simple-rotten houses above the river. Made of plank as their wall, bamboo as their foundation, and zinc on their roof that they took from the trashes. Imagine the way they drinking, bathing, urinating, and washing with the same water from the dirty river (with all the rubbish as you can see). They sleep in the cold and work in the heat every single day.

In the meanwhile, the rich people live in the magnificent apartments just behind it. They have air conditioners, water heater, fresh water to drink, and so much more excessive.
What a view from up there.

Location: Sunda Kelapa, North Jakarta, Indonesia

full view is strongly recomended
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ruminakmb Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
This is a more dramatic version of the colored photo
the-arkz Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
yes it is :nod: but it's not as eye-catchy as the color one..
supercemz Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
Wow !
the-arkz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
yeah wow !
Helewidis Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009   Photographer
:wave: Hi there!

You've made it to the semi-finals. To see who you're running against with, please check: [link] . There you'll also find links to the voting polls, eher you are welcome to vote, and where to you are welcome to send your watchers to vote (but please refrain from telling them to vote for you ;) ).

If you were already aware of this then please disregard and excuse my distraction. A lot going on lately! ^^;

ELoísa V.
the-arkz Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
yeaah i see. thank you very much, i think i don't have enough watchers, but i'll try to send them anyway.

good luck for the contest :hug:
Helewidis Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009   Photographer
you're welcome :aww:
4ny0ne Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
incredible contrast.
i love the picture, but i think no human beeing should live in a hut like these. it's so unfair that some have the possibility to get so damn rich, and most people don't.

anway, stunning picture!!

(btw i voted for you ;) )
the-arkz Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
yeah, i think so too, but in the fact a lot of people live in a hut like these here in my country. this one is just a small example, there are much more like this, even worse.

anyway thank you very much :hug:
that means a lot for me :D
4ny0ne Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
i have never been there, but i can definitely imagine that there are worse place too.
our society is absolutly unfair. all in all
but there would be no rich people if the poor ones wouldn't excist anymore
and that's the reason why poorness will never fade away..
so sad

you're very welcome!

i don't know if you know the saying that "flowers say more than thousand words"
and so does your picture!!
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