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ArtphotoasiA 03-09-2012 07:57 AM

The white manís grave
 
Hello forum!

Here some shoot done in a famous Chinese Buddhist temple in the island of Penang in Malaysia that in the old time was called “white man’s grave” because the malaria problem.

The island’s history is fascinating so I probably expected too much. The city of Georgetown/Penang is chaotic and smelly with cars stuck in traffic anywhere. The pollution is unsustainable and can barely breathe.



(1)
http://www.artphotoasia.net/_sharing_2/_MG_11248.jpg

(2)
http://www.artphotoasia.net/_sharing_2/_MG_11244.jpg

(3)
http://www.artphotoasia.net/_sharing_2/_MG_11246.jpg

(4)
http://www.artphotoasia.net/_sharing_2/_MG_11249.jpg

(5)
http://www.artphotoasia.net/_sharing_2/_MG_11250.jpg




Comments and critiques always welcomed...
For the complete job, the story, and more details:

photos of Penang

mrmarks 03-09-2012 08:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ArtphotoasiA (Post 422854)
Hello forum!

The islandís history is fascinating so I probably expected too much. The city of Georgetown/Penang is chaotic and smelly with cars stuck in traffic anywhere. The pollution is unsustainable and can barely breathe.


photos Penang

While there may be some truth, I think "barely breathe" is a bit extreme, don't you think? There's order in chaos :cool:. BTW, nice shots...

daipham 03-09-2012 05:50 PM

I can see the meaning in the photographs.
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ArtphotoasiA 03-09-2012 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrmarks (Post 422857)
While there may be some truth, I think "barely breathe" is a bit extreme, don't you think? There's order in chaos :cool:. BTW, nice shots...

I was there during National Holiday, for sure the most busy days of the year!!!

That definitely did not help.

ArtphotoasiA 03-09-2012 07:00 PM

Hi there, and thanks for all the comments.

Anyone noted the swastikas in #3 and #4 ???

Swastikas are all over in Malaysia both in Chinese or Indian temple.

As you can see that symbol is not rotated, as in nazi, but is regular and I think mean the constant cycle of life of rebirths for Buddhist and Hindu.

mrmarks 03-09-2012 07:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ArtphotoasiA (Post 422864)
I was there during National Holiday, for sure the most busy days of the year!!!

That definitely did not help.

Yes, that is probably the case. Cheers!

akubaik9890 03-10-2012 02:19 AM

Very beutiful pic.. i also already went there several time

ArtphotoasiA 03-10-2012 09:23 PM

Malaysia is a good place to visit.

WiseFreeman 08-07-2012 03:57 PM

Didnt went this place before when I visit Penang.

ArtphotoasiA 08-16-2012 01:58 AM

Is a famous Chinese temple in Georgetown


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