can we just stay at the middle

These are the photographs of  Istiqlal and Jakarta Cathedral. We found them unique. Well i took these fab shots with my split camera with (of course) kodak positive roll.

It was the first time for me coming in to Istiqlal, Istiqlal was built by a christian architect named Silaban, he won the competition for Indonesia National Mosque . I felt such an awe..

Well, the area is big with wide open areas, people were just hanging around, overslept, praying, taking pictures or just playing (kiddos). This mosque comfort me in every ways, the breeze, vista, and the people. Such a pleasure.

What’s nice? I could frame Cathedral from Istiqlal and vice versa. Its cool, like they said “hi” to each other.

The camera is fantastic, why? Because I could rewind the film and made a shot or shots as many as possible, and I could divide the lens into two. So the picture would be so random and complex.  I felt like I have an L-CA.

can we just stay at the middle

Maison Benny

*maison = rumah

Maison Benny adalah sebuah toko kue kenangan Ibu saya sewaktu kecil, “Oma Mama selalu bawa kue tart dari toko ini kalo Mam ulang tahun.”

Jadilah saya, Ibu , dan Oma saya mampir ke Maison Benny sebelum ke dokter di daerah Kramat. Dari depan tokonya tidak begitu bagus, di dalamnya kita bisa melihat sisa-sisa kejayaan toko kue ini (ciee). Penjaga toko merupakan anak dari pendiri toko kue ini, sudah cukup berumur.  Beliau sudah membantu ayahnya membuka toko sejak kelas 2 sd.

Kami memesan 4 jenis kue: double chocolate, black forest, soes, dan bernadine.

Kotak kuenya memiliki gaya vintage, khas tahun 70-an.

Akhirnya saya merasakan rasa kue dari Maison Benny, rasanya klasik, tidak creamy seperti kue-kue jaman sekarang. Quite delicious, and taste funny, i could  fantasize when my mom was 7 years old.

Maison Benny