5 billion flies can’t be wrong.
There must be a reason why we depend on Lithuanian and other foreign artists for our wall murals and street art. Local graffiti artists are either too basic or too brutally honest.
Saw this on a random walkabout in inner JB.
#graffiti #streetart #jb #johor #urbanscape #urbex #streetphotography
A Very Old Chick.
A wooden or bamboo chick I saw on the front of a camera shop in tiny Parit Jawa town, south of Muar. The advertisement for a Asahi Pentax Spotmatic camera reads like history. It dates it to between 1964 and 1976, leaving a clue about the longevity of the shop. The model was the then much aspired SLR 35mm film camera because of its compact design, Takumar lenses and TTL needle metering. Then, came the even smaller, analog Olympus OM-1.
I searched Google Street View and was blown away to see Kedai Gambar Wong on Jalan Jabbar, behind the famous Ikan Assam Pedas Chinese corner kopitiam where Muarian Noraini (Yusof Noi) took me to eat.
#chicks #blinds #rural scape #smalltown #urbex #paritjawa #muar #johor #smalltown #history #urbex #series #spotmatic #pentax #slr #filmcamera
A semi-rusted town bus in what could be a bus graveyard in tiny Renggam town. Inspired by the earlier post about urban sketchers, I decided to run this small town image through some art and paint filters.
I am disturbed by the appearance of the face of a woman wearing a white tudung on the wet asphalt on the bottom of pic. Do you see it?
Curiously, the Renggam Bus Company spelled it as Rengam (with one R) on the bus body. The company was registered in 1959 and its buses were adorned with the the colour splash of its era. See my earlier posts on my visit to #renggam and #simpangrenggam.
#renggam #simpangrenggam #kluang #johor #bus #busyard #smalltown #history
Lembah Beringin – Part 4
Welcome To Lembah Beringin.
Neatly cut and coiffured grass is flanked by tall unruly lalang weed. The abandoned security guard post is falling apart but is surrounded by tidy, well swept roads.
The sparkling sign must have been recently cleaned and washed too. Right behind are the dilapidated and empty homes. I like the deceiving sunny disposition captured. Tina Turner’s Nutbush City Limits kept playing in my mind.
Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 200, f9, 1/400 sec.
#documentaryphotography #urbex #abandoned #urbandecay #dilapidated #landscape #lembahberingin #desolation #ruin #selangor #township
After The Signpost.
Arriving from Kerling, the visitor is greeted by ruins immediately after a sign that marks the town of Lembah Beringin.
Rows and rows of brutal abandonment hit you in the face. I am not sure if the houses were were even completed. Many such properties have their metal fittings such as windows, door grills, plumbing and electrical wiring stolen or stripped. A group of scrap metal collectors (besi burok) guys descended like a swarm of locusts eating everything its way.
Have a friend who bought two such houses dirt cheap in a fire sale. He was thinking it was a deal that cannot go wrong. Cash and carry. No loans needed. Little did he expect to be paying migrant workers to stay there. The paid tenants help deter theft, vandalism and further ruination. Tragic, right?
Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 200, f8, 1/400 sec.
#urbex #abandoned #urbandecay #dilapidated #landscape #lembahberingin #desolation #ruin #selangor #township