Georgetown Penang is an historical town that has a lot of the old charm with its street scenes, food scenes, and art scenes.
Another Georgetown street scene. My hair and beard create a classic Donald Sutherland formation. Good continuity, with a few strands of rebellion. The beard is also displaying signs of individuality with breakaway strands.
Here I am in front of a street cafe. Georgetown is famous among food people connoisseurs as a place that values great food above all else. I found this to be true. Notice how this cafe puts their tables in the street. And no, the street was not closed down, or barricaded. I opted for take away.
My hair has a symmetrical formation with a high degree of streamlining. My beard continues to grow in length and robustness.
Here I am in front of a more safe place to eat, which may take the fun out of it. Great name. The sun was not cooperating, and so the photo quality is poor, but the silhouette covers certain aspects fo my hair that eluded better lighting. The minute details of my hair are accentuated by the back light.
Hameedyah Restaurant was a great place to grab Tandoori chicken. The eatery has been there for over a century, and reflects how the British Empire facilitated people moving around. Today Georgetown is a melting pot of cultures from Mainland China, India, Iran, Arabia, and Europe. This sign is in English, Farsi, Indian dialect, and Chinese.
This is a market on a side street.
When land became really expensive, some of the Chinese population decided to work around the problem and create more space. They built large jetties extending into the shallow bay to live close to work, and avoid land taxes. There are several clan jetties, and each one belongs to a different clan. I visited the most celebrated Chew Jetty.
Apparently there is no building inspector working on the clan jetties. The support for the structures come from stacking 5 gallon paint cans with a wooden beam down the middle, and filling it with cement. To be fair, nothing collapsed when I was there, so they may be on to something. My hair in this image has a classic feathered look, with emphasis on the sides. The heat from the midday has lilted my beard slightly, but it remains solid.
This is a built in sidewalk. Most of the old school buildings in Penang have a covered walkway in front. Some even have beautiful tile work like this one. The tile is not native to Penang, but was probably imported from another part of the British Empire when they ran the show.
Georgetown Penang Firehouse.
This sign was displayed above a walkway. It was only in English. I am glad there was no accompanying pictogram for the insertion part.
Georgetown Penang is also famous for street art. There are many murals about town, and there are tours to take that focus on just them.
Saving the best for last here is more street art. I have no idea what this guy is for, but I like him. I think my hair is better than his, but nothing new there.
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