Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sultan Abdul Samad Building 苏丹阿都沙末大厦 ...


The Sultan Abdul Samad Building 
is located in front of the Dataran Merdeka or Merdeka Square (独立广场)
(Independence Square) and the Royal Selangor Club (皇家雪兰莪俱乐部). 

The structure takes its name from Sultan Abdul Samad (苏丹阿都沙末), 
the reigning sultan (苏丹) of Selangor (雪兰莪) at the time when construction began in 
1894 and completed in 1897.










  





It formerly housed the superior courts (最高法院) of the country, I think the
superior courts have moved to the new Government hub (新政府枢纽) 
at Putrajaya (普特拉贾亚).
Currently, the building houses the offices of the
Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia 
(新闻通讯、艺术及文化部).

28 comments:

Eyeliquor said...

A joy for the eyes:-)
Master Wong!

Sill Scaroni said...

Great serie, beautiful light !
Sill

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Fantastic the play of lights and the B+W pictures too.
Greetings
Angela

Arianna said...

Beautiful this building! And the lights...wonderful! Arianna

Patrick Lucas said...

Jolis traitements Mr Wong ...:)

Mama-Bug said...

This series of photos is totally awesome Wong. You have a knack for photographing buildings.

Misty said...

So beautiful!

FOTO-POESIE / POESIE+LYRIK / HAIKU+FOTOGRAFIE / KURZGESCHICHTEN said...

As always, great pictures fantastic staged ...

Many greetings from Switzerland

Hans-Peter

Carolina Tavares said...

I love those rounded shapes and sharp from the palaces of the Sultans.

The lighting gives a diversified extra beauty.

Congratulations on your photos

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant use of the lights.

Erika said...

I like very much shapes, lights , your ability to take these pictures and your Country that I'd like to visit one day.
Have a nice Sunday, dear friend Wong.
Erika

ρομπερτ said...

Feels to be even stroger than time.

Amanda said...

Stunning!

Shelley L. Snyder said...

These are beautiful photos!

Shelley @ Shutter Bug
http://shelleyslens.blogspot.com

rainfield61 said...

You have made Sultan Abdul Samad Building a very gorgeous one.

T. Becque said...

Wow - what a place and what great images!

SKIZO said...

Fabulous

Arnaud said...

There a british "big ben" feeling in the clock tower of this palace.

MTO Photography said...

Beautiful series:)

Celia na Italia said...

Nice! 2nd and 3rd are very special.
I love this form.

Joop Zand said...

My compliments....these colors are great.

Have a nice day mr. Wong.

greetings, Joop

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Por aquí ando otro domingo más. Siempre genial las cosas que nos dejas.

Saludos y un abrazo.

Traveling Hawk said...

All the photos are great and so is the building. I love the framing of the 4th photo!

UIFPW08 said...

Even advertising ia colors

Gonçalo said...

Your work is amazing..great pics :)

Birdman said...

Some fabulous shots here. What can I say!

Laura.M said...

Wong is a marvel.
That passes good Sunday.
Greetings. Laura.

Costea said...

Very good Timeless moments.