Thursday, January 22, 2009


I like taking photographs. This, however is thoroughly unremarkable.

My instincts for
have today, kicked whatever artistic inclinations I
have had out the door.

It's taken from the Penang Bridge, of these two islands. Some say we used to keep prisoners there. Some say it was a leper colony. Whatever it was used for, the point is that it was an interesting little side effect of building the Bridge. You put big chunks of concrete into the water, the water flows differently, currents push sand, sand becomes sediment, and well, how things grow from that I'm not entirely sure, but apparently it happens.

The bridge is performance. The islands are musicology. And I didn't even realize I jumped out of the car.


~tengman.k.~ said...

Nice analogy. I thought it was Pulau Jerejak that was used for incarceration, though. Much bigger.

AF said...

Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure that Jerejak was the leper colony too. :P

~tengman.k.~ said...

Yep. Putting anyone on those other two little islets would be a death sentence... or an invitation to a really short swim.

sneexe said...

me likee. but yep those two little islands haven't been around long enough to have held colonies of either kind.

sigh. islands in the current.

here today, gone tomorrow.