February 22, 2007

some kind of wonderful

Every city will have something like this. Once a beautiful colonial building now ruined. And this happened in less than 20 years. I used to walk past this when I was a young teen and people still lived there. No roof now. And it's only in the last few years that the Heritage Council came about. It's a pity the council didn't come sooner. However, a row of these have been saved and is now named Asian Heritage Row, a strip of bars and restaurants. The interiors are completely modern but the exteriors have been given a good resurrection. No need to imagine what they used to look like. We see it now.


Blogger Olivier said...

un vieil immeuble à l'abandon et la nature reprend son rôle. Belle photo

an old building with the abandonment and nature takes again its role. Beautiful photograph

2:27 PM  
Blogger Dad of Four said...

Edwin, there is another row near where I work (along Raja Chulan).....The walls are torn down and have made way for...you wouldn't guess...- a car wash!

3:11 PM  
Blogger Dsole said...

Yeah, that's a pity that our authorities don't care about this kind of things, just try to keep this old buildings as part of our history. At least some of them survive now in restaurants :)

5:53 PM  
Blogger freelancer said...

great shot !
very contrasted betwenn green vegetal and wall

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a good photograph of reality that has even invaded our town. Most of our downtown was abandoned for new places out at the edges of town.

7:23 PM  
Blogger don said...

wow great shot green with concrete a good combination

7:26 PM  
Blogger Oya said...

That is so sad. You captured it very well.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

cool. i would like to have taken some shots there. interesting 'female pelvis' graffiti....what else was there mr s?

5:21 AM  
Anonymous anis said...

i think this was taken some where along jalan raja chulan..., yes?

11:28 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Yes, dear KL-ites, this is the row along Jalan Raja Chulan, closer to Changkat Raja Chulan. You should take a minute or two and walk around the area behind it. You'll find some interesting things.

'Female pelvis' graffiti? Pod, I do admire your mind and your set of eyes. I think you were the only one that noticed it. :)

3:31 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

i ne'r miss a pelvis...

3:41 PM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Oh I'll let the boys discuss the details... love the contrast between the lush green leaves and the forlorn city walls..

6:55 PM  

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