You will always had a certain first impressions every time you’re going somewhere for the first time. You could fall deeply to that place or worst, you don’t even want to visit it ever again. Well, we’re just the same. We’re the first-impressions-do-matter kind of people, and when we visit the City Square for the first time after the renovation, it was waaaay better than the previous one when there’s always negative rumors regarding the square at night even though there’s a huge mosque there. It was sad, really.
But these days, the City Square is crowded with people picnicking or simply just having their quality time there with their loved ones, especially in the weekend. To put it short, the new City Square is lively. We heart those artificial grass mat and the best thing about our visit is that finally we get the chance to go up top to the mosque tower where we can saw Bandung from high above. It was exciting and a fun alternative spot to spent our weekend around the city, enjoying the new family-friendly public space, just like other tourists does nowadays. Another reason to love our hometown :)
Part of #JellyClub by JellyPlayground.
Taken with Fuji Natura Classica, Yashica FX-3 Super + Fuji Superia 200 Exp., Kodak Gold 200
It was one sunny Sunday afternoon and we had a sudden idea of an afternoon stroll. We start from Dago (Ir. H. Djuanda) street, enjoying our walk down the road, then we decided to stop by at the City Hall. The City Hall is particularly empty in the afternoon and we had a little picnic whilst imagining us as tourists in our own city. It was fun!
Inspired by Frankie magazine issue 51 article by Eleanor Robertson / Taken with Yashica FX-3 Super & Pentax K1000 + Kodak Colorplus
Psychogeography is the idea of leisure for its own sake. It’s a meaningful and valuable activity, actively encouraging aimless, daydreamy wandering, it turns urban spaces into objects of wonder rather than simply points between A and B. Most people go where they need to go by taking the most efficient route possible. Try to become an observer, someone who experiences urbanity for its own sake, doesn’t hurry through the streets and passageways but enjoy being in them for purpose and with some luck, you can experience a bunch of cool things happening.
A couple of months ago, me and Morrie took a random stroll in the afternoon from ABC, Alkateri, Cikapundung, Progo to Cipunagara. The sun was high, the walk was nice and we had fun wander around and encountered a different part of the usual surroundings of the city.
Pick your camera and go for a walk, pretend you’re a tourist in your own city. Pay attention to what you see and how you feel about it. Watch people around you, interacting with the same landscape in different ways and remember to take pictures because we’ll be interested in what you find :)
Inspired by Frankie magazine issue 51 article by Eleanor Robertson / Taken with Yashica FX-3 Super + Kodak Colorplus