Saturday, 13 December 2014

A short break in my hometown of Penang

It has been a while since I have managed a trip to my hometown of Penang, so this has indeed been great week for the family with lots of time spent getting reacquainted with the island's world famous street hawker food. This short holiday was also a welcome break from my daily routine and helped recharge my creative juices. In fact, I haven't been back to Penang since I started painting miniatures more than three years ago so it got me looking at the local sites from a different perspective i.e. the many different colour schemes on old heritage buildings and the surrounding environment. Rather than bore you with some family photos, below are a few of the 'colour scheme' photographs I took.  

At the new bridge heading towards George Town, the capital of Penang Island
George Town World Heritage Inc building ... this old uncle happened to cycle by as I took a shot
What are the odds ... an old heritage shophouse (and random tourist) in a colour scheme similar to my Mother of Dragons 
A row of old heritage Penang shophouses repainted in bright colours
Dark clouds were beginning to gather late one afternoon near Gurney Drive, a main road next to the North Channel
A shot I got late one evening as the sun was setting on the island

Next week will see me resuming my same old same old routine but at least I have some miniature painting to look forward to, and that's never a bad thing. Until then, have a good weekend!  

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12 comments:

  1. You're also a Penangite? Cool! XD

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  2. great photos, it's a wonderful place, thanks for sharing!
    since you recharged your inspiration, i hope to see your next minis soon!
    bye

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    1. Penang is indeed a wonderful place ... where my best childhood memories lie. :)

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  3. Looks like a nice break. Haven't been to Penang in awhile. Everytime I think of Penang, I think ... food!

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    1. Yep ... the food in Penang is heavenly. :)

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  4. Wooow, beautiful photos! Looks like a really nice place to pay a visit :)

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    1. Yes it is ^_^ ... my lame photos doesn't do the island justice.

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  5. Great photos! Thanks for taking the time to share them.

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    1. No problem Greg, just wished I had bothered to take some proper photos for the blog. But I was too busy eating and sleeping during my break. XD

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  6. Don't know anything about Penang...except it seems to be a great place!

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