Mountain

Technically not a mountain but a series of peaks, Penang Hills is popular destination for tourists to view Penang’s panoramic vistas.  This was taken from the highest tram station before entering the gardens and skyway to observatory decks of the resort.  Breathtaking.

In response to Nancy Merril’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Mountain

 

Thursday Doors

penang door

In the neck of my woods, Penang is known for a few things  – great street art, great street food and a UNESCO World Heritage city.  All of that were exciting, enticing and engaging a first time visitor like myself.  As I was exploring the island-city I became  enchanted with front doors of some of the heritage houses.

Wanderlust

Wanderlust

wanderlust

No need to adjust the monitor.  I snap the planes from inside the departure lounge (of Suvarnabhumi Airport) where there is a metal net covering the glass window.

The last time I travelled anywhere was last September.  The last time I went to places in my bucket list – Pagan and Mandalay in Myanmar – was last July.  It wasn’t that I didn’t have the opportunity to travel since then but that’s another story all together.

However, I am going to vacation the next ten days, starting with a nature hike in Kanchanaburi; then off to the island of Penang; and returning to the 100-year floating market in Samut Sakon.  And then the ultimate trip will be the family pilgrimage to the Philippines in December.  I guess the travel diet is over and I’m stuffing myself with wanderlust.

CYW: Red

red

This door is mildly famous because it’s in Kudee Lane in the old Portuguese neighborhood behind the Santa Cruz Church.  It’s claim to fame is its brillant color and the Catholic motifs that dotted around the neighborhood.  Also, it’s opposite to a mixed Portuguese-Chinese styled house that has been transformed into small museum.  Behind the house it’s one of the oldest operation bakery still making egg sponge cakes that I so enjoyed as a child.

In response to Color Your World: Red and Thursday Doors.