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Friday, April 5, 2013

PhotoHunt - Peace and Tranquility, Quirky

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The seafront Eastern and Oriental Hotel (E&O) is one of the best spots to find peace and tranquility in the heart of Penang.


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I used to spend my time here watching the sun set while enjoying the beauty of nature.


At a different corner of the city, there are several quirky art pieces designed by international artist Ernest Zacharevic that have gained attention far and wide. They make me smile whenever I come across them. They brighten up old, boring walls and here are a couple  of his quirky creations that I enjoyed most.

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Two children riding on a real bicycle at Armenian Street


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and a boy perched on an old motorcycle at Ah Quee Street.

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27 comments:

  1. Great serie...
    I particulary love the two last ones...
    Best regards from Paris,

    Pierre

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  2. I love the art pieces so quirky and fun!

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  3. from another blogger's post I've seen these quirky murals and I'm very amused. how fun.

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  4. I'd love to be spending time in that 2nd photo ;-) So very beautiful. I also adore the two children riding a bicycle. That is so cute! Happy SWF!

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  5. That's a brilliant idea! I very liked both funny works of art. Many thanks for sharing and big congratulation for Ernest.
    Have a great weekend.
    Greetings, Miklos

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  6. You did a great job with the themes. I love the peaceful shot and the quirky art is fantastic.

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  7. The E&O is familiar to me but not the works of Ernest Zacharevic. Are they new in Penang? And what is the general opinion of them among Penangites, do you reckon?

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    1. These artworks are part of the Mirrors George Town project created for the George Town Festival 2012. As far as i can tell, the feedback from the public has been awesome and you can see more of his work here.

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  8. Yeah~those arts does exude a lot of peace and tranquility albeit a bit quirky. :p

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  9. I so wanna go there to snap the photos before it is vandalised!

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  10. Love all of your photos! These express the themes for this week quite nicely.....the 'real' bicycles added to the art is well done.

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  11. The quirky art pieces are fascinating. I am going to look for them when I visit Penang. :)

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  12. Well done! I had a hard time this week :) Love the paintings! happy weekend.

    photohunters

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  13. The one with kids on bicycle really caught my attention. Great piece of art

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  14. Very peaceful indeed !
    Also love your "quirky" pictures !

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  15. Your photos are always so nice. I love those quirky murals!

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  16. Love the quirky art - perfect for this week's theme.

    Have a super weekend.

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  17. These are exceptional murals. Like it very much.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  18. I adore the mural of the children on the bike. I remember you posted about it once before but I didn't remember the motorbike - is that one new? Great choices for the theme - I love the atmosphere in your first photo. Are you on Twitter by the way??

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments Mandy. you're right, i've featured both photos before but i thought they're worth sharing again. i don't have a Twitter account, i'm only on facebook.

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  19. The waterfront at the hotel is very nice!

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  20. Lovely seafront of E&O with the clouds at the back. Used to joke about E&O stands for Error & Omission Hotel those days we knew its E&O only.

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  21. OH my gosh I LOVE those murals!!! What a fabulous idea that artist had. I love how he captured the joy on those kids' faces too. So cute.

    Lovely bits for the other photo hunt too; you show your city to great advantage.

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  22. Love those murals! I want to go and take photos of them!

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