Blue skiesI love Taiping

We recently had another holiday weekend here in Malaysia, so we planned a trip to Taiping, a city about 4 hours north of KL by bus. The city is filled with old colonial architecture from its tin boom in the 19th Century. In addition, it was also a place for a lot of firsts in Malaysia, it had the first operational train station, the first museum, and the first English church.

Taiping District OfficeHardware storePasar Lama

The city center is filled with a wide range of old architecture and everywhere we looked there was a building or detail that called out to be studied. We dedicated a lot of time to taking pictures from various angles and getting up close to some minute details.

Let me inCentral market

Capturing architecture and small details have actually been challenging for me, as most of my photography before was of landscapes and natural settings. With that in mind, I’ve really enjoyed it as there appears to be an infinite amount of details to find in these old buildings and towns. I feel like I’ll never get tired of photographing them, but I guess time will tell.

Taiping SchoolOld train station

I wanted to use this blog to share some of the architecture and details we found, so I hope you enjoy some of things that caught my eye while we walked around Taiping.

Signage

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Admiring the Architecture in Taiping

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High noon

Normally, the middle of the day is deemed a bad time to take pictures, with harsh, overhead light, but since we slept in a little on our first day in Taiping we left ourselves no choice. Of our pictures that afternoon, this shot of an eerily quiet intersection, with the weatherworn building in the background was an absolute standout.

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Favorite Photo Friday: High Noon on Quiet Streets

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Traffic jam

Apparently traffic really only wants to go one way on this major road in Yangon.

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Favorite Photo Friday: Traffic Jam

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Old and newHanging onOpen air busCatching a ride

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Wordless Wednesday: Buses in Yangon

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Favorite Photo Friday: Waiting on Customers

Bored at work

Shopping at Mingalar Market near Inle Lake we wandered by numerous stalls filled with brightly colored longyis.  The range of colors and patterns available was stunning. Finally, after walking through the market a few times we gave into temptation and bought some longyis to bring back as gifts.

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Playing with Black & White

I’ve been learning how to edit photos recently and during my studies I’ve been experimenting with turning my photos into black and white prints. I actually took a course during my first year in college on taking and processing black and white photos that I thoroughly enjoyed. However, I let that skill lapse over the years but now, my experiments may spark a renewal in the art.

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