May 1, 2007

DP Theme Day: City Exchange

It's that time again. This time rolling by with an interesting theme. How do you interpret 'City Exchange'? Is it posting a shot from another city, switching pictures with a fellow DP member or is it finding somewhere in your city that looks like somewhere else? Hmm, as clever as I am (pat on the back) I opted for somewhere not in my city. So, another city. One in my own country is best I think.

This is Love Lane in Penang, the island city up north of Peninsula Malaysia. I took this shot with my first ever digital camera waaaaaay back in 2003. My then-partner and me were there taking a short break from KL. After lunch we decided to go for a stroll around the older part of Penang and came across this road sign. This picture has been sitting in my hard drive ever since. Not seeing the light of day till now. For all of you. Lovely, isn't it?

80 DP cities are taking part in today's theme. Please feel free to take a stroll and see how each one has interpreted the theme.

Monte Carlo, Monaco - Rome, Italy - Singapore, Singapore - Tenerife, Spain - Rotterdam, Netherlands - London, UK - Montréal (QC), Canada - Melbourne, Australia - Naples (FL), USA - Bastia, France - Hong Kong, China - Mazatlan, Mexico - Buenos Aeres, Argentina - Manila, Philippines - Arradon, France - Madison (WI), USA - Evry, France - Seoul, Korea - Shanghai, China - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Sequim (WA), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Budapest, Hungary - Baziège, France - Hamburg, Germany - Toruń, Poland - Nelson, New Zealand - Madison (WI), USA - Vantaa, Finland - Mainz, Germany - Dubai, UAE Saint Paul (MN), USA - Cork, Ireland - Stockholm, Sweden - Menton, France - Tel Aviv, Israel - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Kitakami, Japan - Stayton (OR), USA - Szentes, Hungary - Stavanger, Norway - Grenoble, France - Villigen, Switzerland - Paris, France - Hyde, UK - Moscow, Russia - Joplin (MO), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Greenville (SC), USA - Cape Town, South Africa - Asheville (NC), USA - Seattle (WA), USA - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Madrid, Spain - Auckland, New Zealand - Oulu, Finland - Lubbock (TX), USA - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Baton Rouge (LA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Vancouver, Canada - Seattle (WA), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Manila, Philippines - Lyon, France - New York City (NY), USA - Los Angeles (CA), USA - Brookville (OH), USA - Hayle, UK - Wailea (HI), USA - Saarbrücken, Germany - San Diego (CA), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Cypress (TX), USA

Happy Wesak Day! Happy Labour Day (in KL)! Happy May Day! Love always :)


Blogger Kate said...

Hey, got here first. Back later. Gotta get this one on the record!

5:30 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

Let me be the first............aaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

5:30 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

Or second...

5:31 AM  
Blogger Ackworth Born said...

Wish I could still find the photo of my old home town of Pontefract where there used to be a couple of signs together.
"Love Lane"
"Dead Slow"

5:34 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Edwin, Re. your question about setting a record to be first...That was fun last month, but it TAKES TIME. Can't do it this month, but watch out in the future. PS. Sorry Sally!!

5:35 AM  
Blogger lynn said...

Great pic Edwin!

5:37 AM  
Blogger isabella said...

Were there any "parked cars" on Love Lane? ;-)

7:27 AM  
Blogger Keropok Man said...

ah... what a lovely roadsign.

really got love lane in Penang ah?

Imagine the Address when mailing to you.

Edwin S
One Love Lane
10200 Penang

cool ain't it?

7:52 AM  
Anonymous santy said...

This can be in Jakarta! As we have a street called Pondok Pinang :)
Hey, Ed... I'll email you later to your gmail (edwinsumun right?)and we can talk about meeting up, ok! :)

8:46 AM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Love lane!
I'm sure that's where you live, formally or not. You're such a loving and loveable person Edwin.

Many thanks for your visits to my blog over the past few days. Sorry I wasn't able to reciprocate, I have been away in Noumea for almost a week and just catching up now.

In the process forgot to enrol for the theme day but am participating anyway. Cheers!

11:05 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

Nice pic, simple and full of message.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Felicia said...

This is a great idea Edwin...Love is everywhere!

3:28 PM  
Blogger alice said...

Nice find!

4:25 PM  
Blogger Jing said... cool road name.
pok got a wonderful idea...
if i could choose, i would like to live on this " love lane" .

well. in shanghai, there is some interesting roadname in Chinese.

wonderful explanation of the theme day, ed.

shanghai daily photo

5:33 PM  
Blogger zannnie said...

:) cool

6:12 PM  
Blogger Kala said...

Its a fun sign! Must be a very friendly place for sure - isnt it amazing how much the theme day participants have grown - I remember way back when it was under 50! Crazy - nice to see your blog!!

6:34 PM  
Blogger Mandi said...

Nice pic. Aaaah that first photo!

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice photograph. Brings up a lot of memories.

My Theme Day is of a city unto itself, with its own zip code, and a portrait of the "Peashooter" at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Hope you like flying.

8:04 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

love it! simple and understatedly great

8:12 PM  
Blogger Dsole said...

Love lane!
that's so nice! :)

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Karine said...

Lovely picture, lovely posting. Happy Theme day Edwin :)

9:08 PM  
Blogger Icarus said...

I bet some of you are delighted to have the opportunity to escape from your home DPs for a day!!!!
My counterpart to yours would have been Ha-Ha Lane in South-East London.

9:41 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Love the photo and the write up.

10:37 PM  
Blogger Z said...

Nice! Hopefully it doesn't evoke what *was* there, like many of the names I encountered in the US where there *used* to be orchards and fields and trees before the strip malls and other developments moved in. :-)

11:05 PM  
Blogger riniroo said...

I love the simplicity!

Have a great day!!!

2:06 AM  
Anonymous kris said...

imagine if i have *love lane* as part of my address, romanticccc!

wish u take an updated love lane shot this 2007 ;)

2:20 AM  
Blogger Jilly said...

I love your mind, Edwin. Great idea for a photo. Laughed at Isabella's comment! I agree with Nathalie - you are one sweet guy, Edwin.

2:41 AM  
Blogger Kuanyin said...

Good job of fetching from you hard drive! I've got some waiting in line too! :-) Happy Theme Day from Maui! This Lovers Lane looks rather empty though...where is the love? Sob!

3:00 AM  
Anonymous denton said...

Your photo immediately reminded me of the Beatles and London. However, I guess that was Penny Lane. But they did say "all you need is love".

7:08 AM  
Blogger Rajesh Dangi said...

Nice one!!

12:05 PM  
Blogger Belinda said...

I love this photo, and what a beautiful name for a destination.

There should be more "Love Lanes" in this world.....and we should send all the politicians there.

1:06 PM  

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