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.

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.

Thursday Doors- 8 Sept

 

atumashi-monastery

 

Atumashi Monastery (Maha Atulawaiyan Kyaungdawgyi), was originally built in 1857 by King Mindon, who had founded his new capital of Upper Burma at Mandalay just a few years earlier in 1855. It was considered one of Southeast Asia’s most magnificent buildings. The building and its entire contents burned down in 1890.  For years the monastery lay in ruins until the Burmese archaeological department reconstructed the building in the 1990s.