water shrine

By: penangphotolog

Jul 27 2012

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Category: Architecture, Art, Black & White, Faith, Heritage, Images, Penang, Photography, Places, Waterscape

4 Comments

Aperture:f/4.3
Focal Length:9.4mm
ISO:100
Shutter:1/1600 sec
Camera:DMC-TZ20
About five feet wide, these planks built on bakau stilts takes one to the shrine (dedicated to “mazu”- deity of the fishermen and sailors) and further— as it also serves as a dock for smaller, much smaller feeder ships called ‘sampans’ and ‘tongkangs’ due to the shallowness of its waters which is why Penang, once a thriving port of the Southeast in the late 1700’s lost much of its glitter to Singapore after the latter was founded in 1819. Picture taken at Tan Jetty, Weld Quay.

It creaks! yikes! but nevertheless an experience to walk on! That smaller outpost in front is apparently a toilet- four walls, a roof and a hole on the platform. Picture taken at Tan Jetty, Weld Quay.

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4 comments on “water shrine”

  1. What a cool monochrome!!! Cheers Nonoy Manga

  2. Very nice!


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