The Petronas Towers and the Lake Garden

I am here in Kuala Lumpur for another two week stint.  These are the famous Petronas towers that I see every time from almost everywhere in the city.

On Saturday I am taking a side trip down to Java to visit the Buddhist temple of Borobudur, so I am really looking forward to that!

The Petronas Towers and the Lake Garden

Malaysia from the Air

Shot while skydiving and using a tripod.
Malaysia from the Air

Dusk in the City

Shot from the tower in Kuala Lumpur towards the end of the day…

Dusk in the City

This is Ahira

This is Ahira.

Ahira’s dream is to go to a university and be a computer scientist or doctor or whatever her parents want.

Ahira is currently at the Batu Caves in Malaysia, just outside of Kuala Lumpur, walking up the hundreds of steps. She and her family are making the traditional Hindu pilgrimage to the peak, where she will light incense to Lord Murugan and other Hindu deities whose shrines lay at the top inside the cave network. While she talks to me telling me about doing whatever her parents want, her parents look on and nod approvingly.

This comes from my Portraits Portfolio here that you can see here.

This is Ahira

Red Death

Here is the Chinese graveyard just outside of Kuala Lumpur. They put pictures of the deceased on the outside of the elaborate tombs.
Red Death

A Holy Experience

A Hindu family visits the holy site of the Batu Caves just outside of Kuala Lumpur… Behind them in the distance is a giant, and I mean giant, golden statue of Lord Murugan.
A Holy Experience

Summer Storm over Kuala Lumpur

Well I am back in Kuala Lumpur today. It’s nice and muggy, like it is 364 days out of the year. On that one other day, it is REALLY muggy.

The 28+ hours spent in planes and airports was once again a wonderful experience full of crying babies and frantic mothers stepping on my toes while I tried to concentrate on my computer screen and Gotan Project blasting out of my earphones…

Summer Storm over Kuala Lumpur

Cemetery Hill in the Storm

I took several shots of this cemetery, and this one is very cool because it shows part of downtown Kuala Lumpur and the twin towers in the background after a big storm. During the storm, I actually went into this old and scary mausoleum for about half an hour to get out of the rain and lighting. I just hung out in there and listened to spooky music on my iPod.

Cemetery Hill in the Storm

The Muslim Mosque on the River

Here is the largest mosque in Putrajaya, which is about half an hour outside of Kuala Lumpur. I’ve never seen the water blue here… it’s always this government-green color.

The Muslim Mosque

Slitherin

We’ve just started reading the second Harry Potter book to Ethan at night before bed so I found this old Voldemort picture in my library and thought I would upload it. I always thought it would be cool to have one of these things as a pet that freely moves around the house. If I could make a little iguana-door in the back and train it to kill/poop outdoors, then it would be the ultimate pet. Sort of my own Gratch…

Slitherin

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