P-day so we went to check out Jalan Surabaya, one of the larger flea market / antique / shopping streets in Jakarta. Then a quick stop at Blok M, a huge old mall where the locals shop.
A hundred little stores each about 6 feet wide, selling all kinds of stuff – none of which anyone needs.
I need this concrete owl
Surabaya Street is where thousands of OLD records go to die – here’s Marie
Here she is again with Donnie
Who doesn’t remember Slim Whitman?
Or that old British favorite – the Rockin’ Berries
And my favorite – Shalamar riding Orca’s
No, she didn’t buy it
A little tribal hat from the island of Kalimantan
Carving of a Garuda – an Indonesian mythical bird / human character
Intricate wood carving
There are a hundred variations of this kneeling couple in traditional Javanese dress.
A shop selling just old radios from the 1940’s
So I got this carving for about $5
Now “Herman” has a companion, but he needs a name – any suggestions?
We also went by Blok M – a huge shopping area for locals. I tried to get DeeAnn to buy this purdy, purdy dress but she said ‘uh…no…’
Muslim dress and hijabs can be fashionable
Rice cookers on both sides of the aisle. Who knew there were so many choices for rice cookers?!
Not much in the way of air conditioning, so DeeAnn and Sister Jensen used the fan