Penang Snapshots: Historic George Town Facades
Historic George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the island of Penang in Malaysia, is a photographer’s dream: crumbling facades and peeling paint; exquisite temples and mosques; painted Chinese shophouses and jetty homes; elaborate doors, colorful shutters and ornate wall tiles.
This post takes a closer look at some of George Town’s facades focusing on the decorative variety of doors and windows.
Check out my earlier posts Penang Snapshots: Historic George Town Scenes and Penang Snapshots: George Town’s Clan Jetties.
Painted shutters and palm tree in Little India
Crumbling old building
Painted shutters and balcony
Blue painted Chinese shophouse facade
Shuttered windows on an old building
Painted doors and windows of an old Chinese shophouse
Battered old building with lovely muted colors
Painted shuttered windows and decoration at the Islamic Museum in the Syed Alatas Mansion
Painted Chinese shophouse with decorative door and Chinese lanterns
Flower pots hanging in the window of an old house
Decorative door at Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Chinese Temple
Historic building and Chinese lanterns
Green painted door and shuttered windows
Worn painted windows
Metal tree sculpture outside painted shuttered windows
Decorative exterior of Sun Yat Sen Penang Base
Old painted Chinese shophouse
Chinese shophouse with gold decorative door and colored tiles
Georgetown looks like it has a lot of character. I can’t wait to wander the streets next year. Great shots.
November 1, 2013 at 3:53 am
Thank you! Yes, historic Georgetown is really photogenic. I loved it! Don’t miss the Clan Jetties (see my earlier post) as they are full of character and show another side of life there. Look out for maps showing places of interest and street art. They’re really useful for planning an interesting route through the streets. Enjoy!
November 1, 2013 at 7:55 am