Thursday, August 12, 2010

I love old mansions in Penang.

We kept passing this mansion in the taxi whilst to-ing and fro-ing from the hotel. This absolutely beautifully well-maintained piece of history graces the waterfront along Gurney Drive. I made a trip from the hotel to the mansion gate just to take these 2 snapshots.

I can easily imagine the scene of an evening garden party in the 1920s - little flickering candles, chit chat and laughter, scent of frangipani in the air. Hmmm.... have I been watching too many movies? :-)


2 comments:

Harris Nazreel said...

the second image was superb. is the house still occupied?

Jo Soh said...

Hi Harris,
Judging from the well maintained appearance of the mansion and premises, it must be still occupied! Would be great to know WHO lives in there!
Jo