Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Love Lane 愛情巷 ...


乔治敦槟城
Georgetown Penang 


Love Lane as it is called is found at the inner city of Georgetown. 
I think it forms the boundary of what is designated as 
George Town Unesco World Heritage Site.




There were quite a few stories why it is called the Love Lane. 
The most popular is that somehow adjacent to this street were used 
to be wealthy Chinese man who house their mistresses ...



Another story was told about the houses build along this lane
were brothels for British sailors, solders, or businessmen in
the 19th century ...



Another saying was it was named to commemorate 
a British officer named Love ...

Today, you can find a number of hostels which are favorites 
for backpackers who come to Penang ...





10 comments:

Mama-Bug said...

Quite interesting, loved this!

Misty said...

Hilarious!

Kenneth Larsson said...

Interesting story an nice photos, Wong! I like it!

Have a nice day! :-)

Laura.M said...

The figure on the wall is a good indication:)
Wong good story.Laura

Wersemei said...

Amigo, me encantan tus fotos, pero necesito un traductor para poder leer lo que escribes. He buscado por si lo tenías pero no lo encontré. me quedo sin saber lo que dices.

Un abrazo y suerte!!

Bob Bushell said...

It really is fantastic.

ñOCO Le bOLO said...


· What an interesting place!

· greetings

CR & LMA
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·

MIMOSA said...

Good perspective!

Olga said...

Wong, you told us interesting story. And illustrated it with wonderful photos.

Levonne said...

Cool story!