I’ve lived many placed but KL the longest. For a long time I had fallen out of love with the city – too many changes, not enough preservation, too few smiles – until I learned to look harder and walk slower.
Snapped in downtown KL , the photos span the areas from Jalan Sultan Sulaiman through Petaling Street to the lower end of Jalan Ampang. I hope to not only take more pictures but to widen my area of discovery on each journey into the city, and will update this gallery when I do.
Click on any of the images in the gallery below to launch the slide show.
From left to right: Wisma Pahlawan, Bangunan Koperasi Polis, Bangunan Takaful Malaysia and Wisma Tun Sambathan
One of the many figures at the Guan Di Temple on Jalan Tun HS Lee.
A dragon guards the doorway into the temple compound.
The beautifully detail pastel facade of the Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu temple on Jalan Tun HS Lee.
Rain pours down as stalls sells floral offerings.
Roadworks ahead or a new life philosophy?
Song birds trapped in cages displayed along Jalan Petaling.
Halloween supplies all year round at this shop on Petaling Street.
The Rubber Trader Association of Selangor and Pahang. Downstairs Lai Foong restaurant continues to do brisk trade.
The bright red lanterns along floral street Jalan Hang Lekir.
Hotel Malaya written in jawi and currently under renovation.
Part of the #tanahairku series of street art works, this one produced by Anok Ayer Yumz.
The Telecoms Museum on Jalan Gereja.
The modern history of design for all to see along Jalan Gereja.
A view of the bottom end of Jalan Ampang from the Ming Building.
The brutalist facade of the Ming Building.
This street corner where buses were known to converge and bus interchanges were made is known to many as Bangkok Bank, even though the building is now occupied by RHB Bank.
Maybank’s first bank, opened here n 1960.
Still in operation, Foto Pak Tai on Jalan Sultan.
Yan Keng Benevolent Dramatic Society on Jalan Hang Jebat.
A tailor’s shop on Jalan Hang Jebat.
The street signs of Jalan Tun HS Lee.
Building continues in this old part of town.
The strange space aged design of the Takaful Building.
Few know that this restaurant on Jalan Balai Polis once housed the city’s post office.
The beautiful Moorish stylings of the railway station.
The evening rush on Jalan Kinabalu.
Outside the regal-looking Chinese Assembly Hall Building.
The elevated rails of the LRT run like a ribbon through the city.
The doors of the Chan She Shu Yuen Clan Association building opposite the fountains at Bulatan Merdeka,
A view across the city to KL Tower.