Penang: The Camera Museum

The Camera Museum

Did you know that the word photography is derived from the Greek words photos (“light”) and graphein (“to draw”). The word was first used by the scientist Sir John F.W. Herschel in 1839. It is a method of recording images by the action of light, or related radiation, on a sensitive material. For photography enthusiasts and camera collectors, you would definitely love this! The Camera Museum is the 1st in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. Located right in the heart of its heritage area in a refurbished 2-storey pre-war shophouse on Lebuh Muntri, you will be welcomed by a gigantic replica of the 19th century studio camera.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

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Eiffel Tower

You couldn’t possibly visit Paris without visiting Eiffel Tower which has become the symbol of the City of Light that dominates the skyline. I could stand for hours admiring the sophisticated architecture of the Iron Lady. Gustave Eiffel monument proposal was chosen for the Universal Exhibition of 1889, a date that marked the centenary of the French Revolution. This was the tallest man-made structure on earth to reach and exceed 1,000 feet in height until the Chrysler Building was completed in New York in 1930.

Eiffel Tower, Paris

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

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Street Life

When contemplating Paris, the images that spring to mind are of vibrant street life. In Paris, life is lived on the streets; it is at the cafés, in the galleries and bars. Paris encompasses a vast number of public gathering points; the very city is built as a public space, constructed for the meeting of people, encouraging interaction.

Montmantre, Paris

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i Light Marina Bay 2014

i Light Marina Bay 2014

i Light Marina Bay is back again this year washed in a multicoloured glow! Held for the third time this year, i Light Marina Bay aims to delight visitors to the Bay with creative light installations, and at the same time raise awareness of sustainability through 28 specially curated light art installations by local and international artists from 11 countries, including China, Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Singapore. From now till 30 March 2014, the festival will be powered by energy savings from a “Switch off, Turn up” campaign, that is meant to offset the energy and power used by the light installations.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

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Reflection 2

Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself.

Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

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Inside the reconstructed salon from the late Joseon, a time when traditional Korean society began to go through a series of great changes and challenges.

Seoul, South Korea

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