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Pasar Baru at night 1941

Pasar Baru at night 1941

Pasar Baru evening lights, 1941 An atmospheric picture of a cosy and bustling shopping street at night in a Jakarta that soon would be invaded by the Japanese. The photographer stands halfway Pasar Baru, looking in a southerly direction. On the right at number 69 the...

Jalan Teuku Umar 1920

Jalan Teuku Umar 1920

The northern side of Jalan Teuku Umar (Boulevard Gondangdia) in 1920 Water spraying at the northern end of what was called Boulevard Gondangdia 100 years ago. We recognise the majestic premises of the building company N.V. De Bouwploeg (now the Cut Meutia mosque)...

Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan 1880s

Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan 1880s

Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan (Koningsplein Zuid) in the 1880s A peaceful view of the eastern entrance to Koningsplein Zuid (now Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan). The photo, by an unknown photographer, was taken from the intersection with Koningsplein Oost (Jalan Medan...

Shades of BOPLO 1914-2020

Shades of BOPLO 1914-2020

The sign on the north side of the Cut Meutia mosque building in 2020 Since the completion of De Bouwploeg building in November 1913 at Entree Gondangdia (now Taman Cut Meutia) the company did not occupy the offices at all. Instead, it used a newly built villa at...

De Bouwploeg 1914

De Bouwploeg 1914

De Bouwploeg building on Taman Cut Meutia in 1914 The company responsible for the development of the northeastern part of what is now Menteng, but at the time New Gondangdia, was called De Bouwploeg (literally translated: The Construction Crew) and established in...

Taman Cut Meutia 1941

Taman Cut Meutia 1941

Taman Cut Meutia (Van Heutszplein) in 1941 A rare view in colour of the eastern end of the Van Heutszplein (now Taman Cut Meutia) with the intersection at Tjikini (Cikini). At the end of this road it turns left into Menteng (Jalan Menteng Raya) and right into Tjikini...

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