Jakarta governor election –first round they say, like we need another one– was just finished. But no, that is not my point of interest. I just want to share interesting photos about unbelievably amazing Jakarta which I took from Greetings From Jakarta, Postcards Of A Capital 1900 – 1950, a newly published book by Scott Merrillees. These photos were actually picture postcards produced in Jakarta in 1920-1950s and unfortunately among the few historical sources of what the city looked in the past. As you can see in the pictures here, it’s hard to believe that Jakarta was such a modern, orderly, charming and cultured city, not to mention peaceful too. A city full of potential to be a world class city that we could have been proud of. O back to the next Jakarta governor, I think these picture postcards should be a good inspiration before he even governs the city. Happy Wednesday everyone!