Day 95: Penang Street Art

IMG_5753IMG_5716IMG_5746The aging city of Georgetown on the Malaysian island, Penang is a melting pot of people, cultures and traditions from all throughout Southeast Asia. Years of grit and dust cover the faded and cracked walls of buildings in the historic district. Layers of paint, plaster, city grit and artwork fade and blend together into a timelessly weathered and living appearance that few cities in the world are able to achieve. Walking the quieter side streets and alleys the sheer scale of the human history this place has experienced really sinks in. We’re careful to tread lightly, both because there are still dangerous areas, but mostly because our wake – even to the smallest degree –  might shape the perpetual collage of people and experience that is Georgetown, Penang.

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