Wednesday, October 11, 2006
This picture was taken by Mike, a good friend of mine who wanted to contribute his pictures of Jakarta to the Jakarta Daily Photo. Here's what Mike has to say about the shot:
Road construction seems to be a constant in our large metropolis. Though the projects are big, resources for workers are minimal. These men are part of a crew tasked with widening the road. Though the task is large, they work only with hand tools, cutting each individual brace to hold up the form used to support the concrete. Yes, these men are working outside during the fasting month of Ramadan. Their goal is to finish the project so they can be paid and go on leave before the Idul Fitri/ Lebaran holidays. I am humbled when I look at their work load compared to mine.
Great shot, Mike. Thanks for sharing it with us! :)