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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Georgetown, Penang

Spent the day touring old Georgetown with new friends Armelle and Janice. Armelle is the partner of Phil ( a colleauge of Peter's) and Janice the partner of an Australian delegate.  They have been great company as we have toured Penang together for two days while our partners conference. Georgetown is fascinating. I especially like "Little India" and Chinatown--seriously untouched for 100 years! It looks like Vancouver China town must have looked 100 years ago. The Old buildings are beautiful and interesting. The blue mansion gets its colour from a local flower :the blue pea--the paint pigment is literally pigment from the flower petals. The Buddhist temple has recently been restored and won a Unesco historical restoration award. Hot and humid--my hair is curly, curly and I love it! SO simple--I never have to style it.
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
Teochew Temple: 1855
Mahamariamman: Hindu Temple, 1883
My curly hair and sweaty face!

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3 Comments:

Blogger Miranda said...

Nice pix...being a tourist is so fun...sigh. Off to the ashram this am.

July 13, 2010 at 7:40 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

Very interesting pictures. Your hair is curly, I noticed that in a previous picture.

July 13, 2010 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Melissa Mix Hart said...

M--hope to hear all about it. S--got your letter--thanks!

July 13, 2010 at 3:45 PM  

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