I've been baddd...!
I've taken a rather long break from steemit... well, longer than my usual 2-3 days, 4-5 days... more than a week?!! Well, there was Chinese New Year... and RL... and work... and RL!
Not excuses, more as explanations. But I'm back! I may not be posting daily but will try to be a lil more frequent.
Thus, we continue from Penang... - my less than recent trip. I took a ton of photos which I haven't before so I'm determined to give you the pictorial journey as I experienced it during the trip! As brief as I can make it, although it's turning out to be quite a long pictorial journey, a meandering if you like... I quite like that - yes, a meandering!
Am still at the crossroads of Armenian Street (Lebuh Armenian) and Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling - I actually didn't make it very much further than that! Every step of the way, left or right, forward or backwards... unveils something worthy of my attention... This area is kinda smack in the middle of Penang's UNESCO World Heritage Site which it earned in 2008.
I mentioned before, Penang which is also known as the 'Pearl of the Orient' is many faceted... be it in its temples, with their fine architecture & detailed craftsmanship, mod & trendy street art, varied eye-catching bits of street scenes, its colourful people, the many remnants and reminders from by-gone days, everything seems to be intensified here in Penang. No wonder tourists, local and foreign, flock to it and the arrivals seem to be increasing rather than diminishing.
It's been a long while since I've visited, and the long absence seems to have fueled my interest in all things big and small, new and old along these streets. Quite an effort keeping all other 'admirers' out of sight in my shots!
So, I do hope you'll enjoyyy... the continuance of my pictorial discoveries ~ between Lebuh Armenian and Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling!
Right at the cross junction!
Everything happened right here...
These have been dressed up compared to their versions of earlier days...
I remember a Penangite telling me years ago - trishaws in Penang are Kings of the Road...do not even try to get the better of them even if you are stuck behind a slow rider... or bully them
I wasn't sure what the consequences would be, but I wasn't ready to try to find out either!
Comics-style with a bit of history thrown in
Love the character of the back wall - peeling paint, mold and all
I had to wait awhile for my turn to capture this without extra 'models' in it!
Mix, match of embossed patterns and textured surfaces
Reminded me of the ones from my childhood...
Haven't seen stuff like this in ages!
Fridge magnets of scenes around Penang
The pagoda styled Kek Lok Si Temple, the Penang Bridge which connects the island to mainland, several well-known pieces of street art done by Ernest Zacharevic too!
With these inside...
Terracotta soldiers! And a horse too!
I guess that's why treasure hunters love browsing through these old shops...
One never knows what one might find...
Wooden lattice and "meandering" vines...
(There's that word again!)
I wish it wasn't so dusty though
But still does not detract from its beauty
Heavenly dragon with its pearl flies amongst the clouds
Even the two narrow side panels flanking the centrepiece are well-detailed with exotic birds amidst flowering trees
These ladies in traditional cheongsam used to decorate the tops of my mum's old block of face powder! Not sure if these were advertising the powder or something else entirely!
"The Central Agency Ltd"?
A modelling agency?? From those days???
They seemed to be surviving rather well...
Walk down that lane on the left and we found more street art...
But not before coming upon this scene, on this side of the street
Seemingly ready to do a jig in the middle of the street!
What did I tell you about street scenes here... and its people!
Or inhabitants, human or not!
Had a very colourful "ceiling"...
Of course, everyone there had to have a shot... or TEN, at this spot!
A street hawker, and his customer
Kinda funny to see the fans pushing or pulling along in their poses here...
A lovely spot of pink!
Provided by a hibiscus bloom...
Anyway.... what are wings doing in the middle of nowhere...??
This.... is how you use those wings....
My recent visit to Penang was an eye-opener as well as a re-visiting of familiar places. Previous posts on my visit:
1 - 'A many faceted Pearl' ~ Introduction post
2 - 'Caturday is alive and well in Penang!'
3 - 'It's the gold that brought me here...!!!'
4 - 'The Crossing (aka The Arrival)'
5 - ' How much is that kitty in the window...? '
6 - 'Clan jetties at dusk' ~ a monochrome introduction
7 - 'Out on the jetties...'
8 - 'Into the details of Khoo Kongsi, Penang'
9 - 'Khoo Kongsi ~ more details, and the interior...'
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