As in many Indonesia cities we visited, on Sunday mornings Bandung becomes a car free city. Don’t expect a totally empty city though as only some streets are forbidden for cars. Don’t expect neither a full day, as the restriction strangely already ends at 10am. And don’t expect emptiness neither, as on Sunday mornings local citizens enjoy music, strolling, food and meeting friends.
Last summer, during the ‘Rumah Rumah Tanpa Pintu’ opening in Jakarta we ran into the interesting local cooking-crew of young creatives called KEUKEN [blog +update: Reclaim The Street, Eat!]. Based in Bandung, they’re the car-free city cookers, so we noticed. But also birdcage builders and creative activists dealing with Bandung’s public parks.
We were strolling, snap-shooting our way through the masses, occasionally drifting away and thinking about smurf-cities.
UPDATE [December 19, 2011] The candy-store referred to below is a project by Bandung-based architect Henry Gunawan Tjhi [HGT Architects] done at Kartika Sari Dago, Bandung. More info on this project here.
Pictures by movingcities.org