One Day in the Old City

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“We shape our buildings; thereafter, our buildings shape us.”

-Winston Churchill

 

Actually I didn’t have any special plan for the latest weekend. Out of the blue  I had sudden idea, “How if I go to see some  old buildings?”  Nice idea but needs certain effort to execute it since long weekend is usually associated with crowded atmosphere and terrible traffic jam.

I planned to explore  some area which  is called Kota Tua. Leaving home at 10.30 am, the traffic was very friendly and at 11.30 am I was  already there and ready to explore the old building. The sun was actually not too hot. First, I visited Bank Mandiri museum.  The place was still quite. I turned out to be the first visitor. A guide welcomed  and took me  around this area. It’s a quiet place and tranquil.  Later, I went to Beos station,  this was railway station Dutch inheritance. It’s very interesting place and crowded. After that I moved into Pintu Air street, toko Kompak  (Kompak store) – a cultural heritage building in Pasar Baru, the Chicken church (gereja Ayam) which built 1913 and 1915 and Philatelic office.

I enjoyed very much, it’s really a fabulous moment.  Although I spent almost the whole day there but I didn’t feel tired. It’s really a relaxing getaway.

 

Bank Mandiri Museum
Bank Mandiri Museum

Another Bank  Mandiri Museum
Another Bank Mandiri Museum

 

Beos ( Bataviasche Ooster Spoorweg Maatschappij) Station at Jakarta Kota
Beos ( Bataviasche Ooster Spoorweg Maatschappij) Station at Jakarta Kota

 

Pintu Air street (Sluisbrugstraat)
Pintu Air street
(Sluisbrugstraat)

 

 

Philatelic Post Office  (De Groote Postweg)
Philatelic Post Office (De Groote Postweg)

 

 

Kompak store ( residence of  Majoor Tio Tek Ho)
Kompak store ( residence of Majoor Tio Tek Ho)
Chicken church at Pasar Baru
Chicken church at Pasar Baru

 

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