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Penang’s Quirky Street Art for Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Destinations, Featured, Malaysia, Penang, Travel Photo Thursday | 15 comments

This Travel Photo Thursday I want to introduce you to some of Penang’s quirky street art, found in historic Georgetown. Welcome to our 198th week.I hope you have as much fun looking at this art, as I did taking the photos. So often when I was taking these shots I would just stand back and say WHY. Then I would let my imagination run away.

You can check out more Penang street art HERE.

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All of these shots were taken when I was wandering the streets of downtown Georgetown with camera in hand. There is definitely a photo behind every corner in Georgetown, and many of them are on the walls of the area’s oldest buildings. The best quirky street art I found was when I just let my feet guide me.

So, what exactly are these two doing? Look to the left under the umbrella and you’ll the word “polis” peaking out. Is this a suggestion that they should be called, or were they lounging hidden away under the umbrella taking a breather from the midday sun? :) The man seems to really want that bucket!

 

Penang's quirky street art

Penang’s quirky street art

 

Lot’s of Chinese clan houses in Georgetown, so not surprising to find dragons lurking on nearby walls. Could be that someone was looking for some good luck!

 

Penang's Quirky Street Art

Penang’s Quirky Street Art

 

Are these flower pots really dancing, or is my imagination simply on the run?

 

Penang Quirky Street Art

Penang Quirky Street Art

Then we have the cats…(not on a hot tin roof!…)

Penang Street Art

Penang Street Art

And “Angry Cat”…mama chasing her babies, maybe?

Penang: Quirky Street Art

Finally, the dog…he looks awfully happy. Maybe he ate the cats! :)

Penang Street Art

Penang Street Art

If you’ve been to Penang and have wandered the streets of Georgetown, you have no doubt seen some of this quirky street art. If you haven’t, then you are in for some fun when you do visit.

What do you think the stories are behind the art?

This is the 198th edition of Travel Photo Thursday. You can browse the archives here.

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Penang’s Butterfly Farm for Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Destinations, Featured, Malaysia, Penang, Travel Photo Thursday | 52 comments

Penang Butterfly Farm…

Welcome to the 197th week of Travel Photo Thursday. Last week we were at the Tropical Fruit Farm, this week we’re hanging with the butterflies. Let me tell you, fruit is so much easier to photograph than butterflies!

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The Butterfly farm is along the same route as the Tropical Fruit Farm, but not as far. If you are traveling by public transport, the 101 bus will take you almost to the door. Just ask the driver to let you off.

A friendly welcome…

 

Penang Butterfly Farm

Penang Butterfly Farm

 

Now for the butterflies. I have no idea about the names of these butterflies. Strictly based on how pretty :)  They do love to hang on!

 

Butterfly Farm, Penang

Butterfly Farm, Penang

 

The hibiscus hangout…

 

Butterfly Farm, Penang

Butterfly Farm, Penang

 

Black with a touch of red…Classy Lady…

 

Butterfly Farm, Penang

Butterfly Farm, Penang

 

Pretty in blue…

 

Butterfly Farm, Penang

Butterfly Farm, Penang

 

And when you tire of the butterflies, there is always the Koi pond.

 

Butterfly Farm, Penang

Butterfly Farm, Penang

 

Or, some gorgeous flowers…

 

 

Butterfly Farm, Penang

Butterfly Farm, Penang

 

Butterfly Farm, Penang

Butterfly Farm, Penang

 

But it really is all about the butterfly magic :)…

 

Butterfly Farm, Penang

Butterfly Farm, Penang

 

Traveler’s Tip

Located in Batu Ferringhi, accessible from Georgetown via bus 101. Check the website for the most up-to- date information. VERY  budget and family friendly!

 

http://www.butterfly-insect.com/

 

Have you ever been to a butterfly farm? Tell us!

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World Wide Photo Walk October 11, 2014

Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 in Destinations, Featured, Korea | 23 comments

I didn’t have to go far for travel inspiration this week. The World Wide Photo Walk 2014 was literally held in my neighborhood. For anyone who isn’t familiar with this event, it was started  by photographer Scott Kelby,  and is into its seventh year. I think this is the first year that Daejeon was registered, and I was really excited to partake. Photography is a huge part of my travels, and wherever I go I look for photo walks or photo groups where I can meet up with other photographers. It’s a great way to meet people who share the same passion, and these walks and meet-ups are usually free or inexpensive.

We were lucky there was a great charity event going on here in Daejeon, the Daejombie Charity Run, and as photo walkers we were the official photographers. The event is a 5K run in support of a local animal shelter, but there is a big twist. Along the route runners have to dodge zombies! Each runner has 3 lives, and by the end of the run most are “running dead”. There were six zombie zones and I was with the zombies in zone 1.

Of course,  before the race we have the make-up…

 

World Wide Photo Walk 2014

World Wide Photo Walk 2014

 

This zombie had a plan…

 

World Wide Photo Walk 2014

World Wide Photo Walk 2014

World Wide Photo Walk 2014

 

Can you imagine running into these zombies on a dark street?!

 

World Wide Photo Walk 2014

World Wide Photo Walk 2014

World Wide Photo Walk 2014

 

We made it to Zone 1…

 

World Wide Photo Walk 2014

 

And the Zombies were up for the chase…

 

World Wide Photo Walk 2014

World Wide Photo Walk 2014

World Wide Photo Walk 2014

 

Thirsting for more, the Zombies moved to the finish area to try and “kill” a few more runners before calling it a wrap…

 

World Wide Photo Walk 2014

 

One of the younger Zombies waiting to pounce on an unsuspecting runner…

 

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Have you ever participated in a photo walk during your travels, or attended an event hosted by a local photo group?

Linking up to Weekend Travel Inspiration.

If you aren’t zombied out yet, you can find more photos over at Flickr.

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