Friday, October 21, 2011

Remnants of Colonial Past 殖民时代的遗迹 ...


The first Malaysian flag was raised here in 1957
as British rule ended,
yet remnants of KL's colonial past remain.
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Remnants of Colonial Past 殖民时代的遗迹 ...

Remnants of Colonial Past 殖民时代的遗迹 ...


This particular building is now a coffee shop
don't be fooled by what you see,
I waited for almost all the customers to leave
before I took some photographs of the interior,
this place is always full at certain hours of the day
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An Old Coffee Shop in KL 吉隆坡的老咖啡店 ...


I do think that it does serves up
one of the best "Black Coffee" in town
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my "Strong" Coffee break 我的“强”咖啡 ...


I could not resist taking a shot when 
going down the stairs after finishing my coffee
but I was stopped immediately by what seems
a fat man (perhaps the shop owner)
who told me off that
"Malaysian don't like to be photograph"
and
his customers are usually policemen and lawyers
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Coffee break ...

Coffee break ...


Well, with policemen and lawyers everywhere
I think I better just keep my camera
on the cup of coffee I am taking
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my Coffee break ...


Next time, you are in Kuala Lumpur,
try going into one of these "Old" Colonial buildings, 
you may find a different experience of the city
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Remnants of Colonial past ...

Jalan Leboh Pasar Besar
Kuala Lumpur ...


24 comments:

Theanne and Baron said...

I always wondered if everyone was happy having their picture taken...apparently not. The photos are excellent as I'm sure the coffee was!

Eyeliquor said...

Wonderful Wong
All great!

George said...

I like these pictures -- including the picture of your coffee cup. I enjoyed seeing the colonial buildings that remain in Tianjin, PRC.

Traveling Hawk said...

Nice buildings there, even if I would not be at ease to have my coffee with policemen and lawyers.

maia said...

Thank you for this visit.
The next time i offer you the coffee!
Friendly

Joop Zand said...

Very nice shots with lovely colors and good compositions..... compliments.

Greetings, Joop

Laura.M said...

Watch to see if they arrest you, wong:)) to the cops did not like being photographed!
For me... black coffee, no sugar...Please ;))
It's very good series.
A hug

s.c said...

Must be a bit noisy inside with all that tiles on the wall. But a nice reportage. Thanks for showing.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

outstanding shots!

you're a great photographer.
i love the perspective in some of them.

really gorgeous!!

veredit said...

these are so fantastic picture with very creative angles and a beautiful atmosphere !!!

It's good to be careful with your photographer ambitions ... but really wonderful images!!

Bob Bushell said...

They are beautiful and in depth.

Gonçalo said...

Excelent and great pictures :D

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful series of shots of this old building, I think there are remnants of colonial rule in many cities. This looks like a great place to have coffee with an interesting atmosphere.

Mama-Bug said...

These are great Wong! Love the last photo of the buildings.

Chinatours said...

A city with its own history is somewhere worth to be respected

Randy said...

What an amazing place. I love all of these photos.

Cloudia said...

Thank you for the tour.
Hawaii became a State of the US in 1959 - before that a territory.


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Arnaud said...

Strangely, those buildlings covered with some color make me think of south america.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Police and lawyers who don't like to be photographed drinking coffee . . . sounds like they are up to something. Great shots. Love the coffee cup.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Appearances can be deceptive. Nice photo story.

FRANKIE PAIN said...

old architectur english I like very much I have a friend photagraph Anne GARDE I made photographie in india on the théme architecture old building and mark of colonial time
good to remenber that with your walking inside that

I thake a caffee with you
very good day

AB said...

A great old building!

pgogo said...

Great photos and a great story.
Very good!

Erika said...

I like the interior of this building. I think that the coffee wasn't as good as our Italian coffee.
Shots well "stolen".
Have a nice week-end.