Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tropical style in Penang.

Penang is a city with serious tropical style.

You can see it in the spectacular doorways...

...and the mix of colours and patterns in the tiles, which should clash, but don't.

And in its more distinctive features, like the bamboo curtains that work both as advertisements, and as protection from the equatorial sun.


And most of all, in the colors-- deep pinks, blues, and greens-- the hues so intense that they seem to sizzle in the midday heat.

9 comments:

Ange said...

Beautiful pictures... love the color!

heatheronhertravels said...

Thoe floor tiles are just like the ones we have in Bristol

Prêt à Voyager said...

Incredible details and finishing touches! I love the windows and doors framed in different trim!

Anne

jess gonacha said...

wow, i especially love the 2 greens together in that last photo-- so gorgeous!

Claudia Schmid said...

Loooovely images! I cannot wait to visit Penang in April. Thanks for inspiration on a gray day in London!

Pecos Blue said...

Lovely colors!

Nik Daum said...

Those tiled stairs are amazing.

Catherine said...

The juxtaposition of all tose colours and patterns work so well in your photos...very impressive

jen laceda said...

These are great photos!!!