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Saturday, May 19, 2012

PhotoHunt - Cityhall, Magical

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The City Hall is one of the most photographed buildings located at the Esplanade in Penang. I've walked passed this historic structure countless times but funny that I have never been inside there.

Built in 1903, it is a magical colonial building from the heyday of the British Empire. It was originally called the Municipal Office, Penang but later it was renamed City Hall when George Town was granted city status in 1957. Currently it houses the licensing and urban service department of the Penang Municipal Council.

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20 comments:

  1. That is indeed a beautiful and magical looking city hall. Perfect for both themes!

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  2. no doubt about that, this city hall is truly magical. i am curious about the interiors though. i hoped that someday you'd be able to show us.

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  3. I didn't see it when I was in Penang. It would be great to visit this City Hall and take photos of it.

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  4. Its also a very grand and majestic looking building to :-).

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  5. Funny, I'm the opposite from you -- in that I've been in that building a few times (including for book launches) but have never taken a photo of it! ;D

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  6. what a building..thanks for this picture!

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  7. i love historical buildings. it has some magic in it besides the story behind it. lovely!

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  8. Wow, what an impressive building !

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  9. i love the view here, with the seaview nearby too :)

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  10. Wow, what an awesome building!


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  11. Beautiful massive building! Palm trees match with this City-Hall. I am not sure but I have seen the building like this in Liverpool.

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  12. A palace of a building from an era that knew the importance of having overwhelming public architectural presence.

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  13. What a gorgeous structure! I love all the details. Great shot.

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