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Monday, January 26, 2009

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

There’s something darkly inspiring about these buildings, which I snapped on a recent visit:

petronas-towers.jpg

Designed by Argentine-American architect C├ęsar Pelli, they were completed in 1998, when they became the tallest buildings in the world.

They were succeeded by Taipei 101 in 2004, but remain the world’s tallest twin towers.

It seems to me incongruous that a nation with the vision to commission an inspired piece of architecture such as this could also be so narrow-minded as to ban yoga on religious grounds:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7743312.stm

Funny old world we live in…

posted by Kirk at 4:10 am  

11 Comments »

  1. Kirk

    I worked for the company that ran the project to build the KL towers. I went up to the 88th floor as they were finally enclosing it all with glass. Surreal experience to be up so high. One thing that they guys told me was because the workers used to throw their lunch scraps away anywhere they felt like he had seen rats on the 86th floor during construction. A long way to climb up for a meal. Must have been good scraps.

    Hope that you are enjoying the desert. Have added my new website to this comment. Please tell anyone that might be interested in having a look.

    Craig

    Comment by Craig — February 22, 2009 @ 5:13 am

  2. Thanks Craig,
    Interesting anecdote.
    Good to hear from you, buddy!
    The Kaptain

    Comment by The Kaptain — February 23, 2009 @ 11:47 pm

  3. Hello,
    I am a art student in Korea.
    I like your photos.
    I would like your photos and pictures.
    I want is a picture of your Petronas Towers.
    Would I Draw?

    Comment by Y — August 25, 2010 @ 11:33 pm

  4. Dear Y,
    Thank you for your interest in my site.
    Yes, you may have my picture of the Petronas Towers. Please go ahead.
    Best Wishes,
    The Kaptain

    Comment by Kirk — August 26, 2010 @ 3:08 am

  5. Dear Kaptain,
    Thank you so much!

    if my painting is completed
    i’ll show you

    One question is your job is a photographer?

    Comment by Y — August 26, 2010 @ 1:28 pm

  6. Dear Y,

    It’s my pleasure. I look forward to seeing your painting and would like to publish it on my blogsite, if you agree.

    I’m not a photographer, but am trying to become an author.

    Very best of luck with your painting.

    Best Regards,

    The Kaptain

    Comment by Kirk — August 26, 2010 @ 2:03 pm

  7. Dear Kaptain,

    i’m Very honored. HA HA
    Oct. 27 Republic of Korea in Insadong, Graduate Exhibition opens
    painting will be completed before then.
    painting is completed, I’ll call you.

    Comment by Y — August 27, 2010 @ 8:24 pm

  8. Y – I’m looking forward to it…

    Comment by The Kaptain — August 29, 2010 @ 2:01 am

  9. Dear Y,
    How was the exhibition? Can I view your work?
    Thanks!
    Kaptain

    Comment by Kirk — October 29, 2010 @ 2:47 am

  10. Petronas Twin Towers has been completed!
    Please let me know
    E-mail address to receive a picture file :)

    Comment by Y — November 22, 2010 @ 7:02 pm

  11. Dear Y,
    Great to hear your work is completed!
    Can you send picture file to:
    kirkaustin575@hotmail.com
    Thank you!
    The Kaptain

    Comment by Kirk — November 22, 2010 @ 10:28 pm

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