Penang Caricatures: Lebuh Victoria


It says: In the 1800s shops and godowns on Victoria street were built on the sea front. (A godown is a warehouse)

Penang is a stunning little city, seeped in character. Some Chinese shopfronts have been renovated, while others remain in a delicious state of disrepair.

Yet, almost all house active business and so, despite its UNESCO status, Penang is no toy-town; it’s colourful, multicultural and busy without being manic.

Two of the things that add much to the city are the fabulous works of Street Art, most of which are by Ernest Zacharevic, and the  Welded Iron Wall Caricatures.

Zacharevic’s street art is delightful, witty and joyful.

The caricatures which are scattered within the old part of the city, mostly show life in the early days of the Penang settlement

Penang was a special treat. Get there if you can.

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