Friday, January 31, 2014

Penang Life - Genting Hill

We also tripped up Genting hill for lunch. 

Not a good day for the old photography, since Penang seems to be suffering from Cambodian/Loas smog these day.  The east and then west monsoon used to bring sailing ships here, now they bring smoke.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Penang Life - Betong fishing village.

We had a drive around the island with Chris in his motor,  just to inspect the estate, you understand, and called in at Betong to buy some fresh fish for tea.

We weren't the only ones, loads of folks came with the same idea.  De fish was delish. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Penang Life - Ernest Zacharevic Exhibition.

Ernest Zacharevic is a young Lithuania-born artist who has been "making a scene" on the streets of George Town for a year or so now.  His usual canvases are the dilapidated shophouse walls around the town area.

For this, his solo exhibition in a little more conventional setting,  well a disused art deco bus depot dating from the 50's, he has canvases of discarded items....OK, he has painted on rubbish.

 Very striking art works they are too.

 His work around the town has certainly entertained the tourists and locals alike and has encouraged not few imitators.

 Mind you, Johor State didn't rate his work very highly, they whitewashed over his street art in JB recently.

 Never mind, Penang loves his work.

 Wonder how this exhibition space will move on to the next event?

Ernest seems to have created a permanent presence for himself here.

Penang Life - Air Itam Dam

A revisited to the dam at dusk.

On this visit we spotted a monkey with a very young baby.  Cursed myself for not bring my Canon.

No problem this this guy making a quick-stage-left exit.  Who you looking at?  this is my patch.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Penang Life - THAIPUSAM holiday from the balcony.

 Everyone was in holiday mood this day, from post hopping lion dogs

 to the lads at footy,

 and young ladies out for a stroll.

Even our local bull had his party hat atop his crown.

To end the day we were treated to one of Penang's colorful dusks.  Magic.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Friends of the Gallery Photo Show

A new exhibition on the Gallery,
Ten friends, 40 images from 14 countries.  Click the link to view in a separate window.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Penang Life - Artist in Residence.

Gek in her studio,  a shelf 19 storey up in the Sky.

Penang life - The Green Corridor

Malaysia, the country of strong colours, in this case shocking green.  A shock on the way to the loo. Turned the corner and wham!!!  Amazing how a colour can freak you out.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Penang Life - New Year's Eve 2014

A treat from our balcony, looking towards the east and Queensbay Mall, 5 mins of crazy fireworks to welcome in 2014.