Cornering Jogja’s nights

The city of Yogyakarta, or better known as Jogja, is not a city that never sleeps. There are silent hours that fall upon the city starting few moments before midnight. Those moments are actually the time when the city feels the most mysterious, that every corner has a dark yet melancholic secret to share. Here are some of my favourite corners of Jogja at midnight.
An old barbershop in Kauman
Jogja’s signature old lamp post and one half of a district’s “gapura” (gate).
My friend lighting his cigarette against a cracked wall that surrounds the royal compound.
Cups of boiling hot black tea, served in the traditional way: with alloy filters and rock sugar.
Rock sugar.
Flag posts and a brick wall full of tattered posters.
Lamps and a silhouette.
Shadow of a tree in Fort Vrederburg.
A corner of Bank Indonesia
A corner of an old residential neighbourhood
Black suede sneakers
Ladies going for early morning prayer near Tomb of Mataram Kings in a Ramadan (fasting month) night.
A stranger with a backpack on the staircase of Grha Sabha Pramana
A typical student waiting for cinema schedule on the mall’s parking lot
Plengkung Gading, the gate to the north royal court
Plengkung Gading from a different angle.

About landakungu (Dane Anwar)

Landakungu is the blog of Dane Anwar, a native Jakartan. She loves to travel, read comics, novels, and watch films. After spending 5 years living in Taiwan and 4 months in China, she is finally back in Indonesia, which is going to be her new base for more travels and other interestng things.
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