Friday, December 05, 2008

Earn Your Stripes

This Place Will Have You Tied Up In Knots

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


It was a warm, humid evening in the famous Chinatown area of Kuala Lumpur, officially known as Petaling Street. But a bloke simply has to carry a camera all the time, right? You just never know what you'll see next. We were told by our concierge that the best time to visit Chinatown is in the evening - and it was great advice.

The place has a flavour that is impossible to capture in a single frame. There is a constant bustle, there are stalls everywhere. There are street vendors, there are stalls that stretch as far as the eye can see. There are bargains to be had in any line of purchase - and should you feel the need, there are plenty of places to stop and sample the local cuisine.

I must have been concentrating really hard on my photography, because I completely missed the opportunity to buy or tie or three. Next time, I'll race you there. As contests go, it could be neck and neck - but it could even end in a tie!

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25 comments:

Cecily R said...

Ah, David. You and your clever puns are always good for a smile!!

Tina said...

Interesting array of color combinations! I always thought designing ties would be interesting...but when patterned shirt became the rage..even I was at a lost as to what tie pattern looked best with the hubby's new shirt!! Good post and very punny ending!

lisaschaos said...

You must, simply must go back and buy some ties. Those are beautiful!

Hilary said...

They almost look like little candies in a box

Chris said...

You turn the mundane into art -- that is a gift.

Jaysi said...

How fun! You are quite clever. My aunt and uncle used to live in Kaula Lumpur. I loved getting gifts from there!

Sandi McBride said...

David, your brain must be working on puns day in and day out...does Mrs. Authorblog ever threaten to crown you? Like maybe with a rolling pin?
Sandi

Rachel said...

Good heavens that's a lot of ties. Colors, combinations and possibilities ;-)

You are always so clever with your puns and your angles.

Michelle said...

Nice one! Love the picture......in fact I cruised down and was really loving all your pictures. I'd say carrying around your camera is a good thing.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

There's no tie about it. This post wins hands down, and so does the photograph! Loved it!

Sheila

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Love the boxes as well!!

Jules said...

Great stuff as usual David. Good to back in blogging land after a break.

Ties are knot the best thing to wear on a hot steamy day in the tropics!!!!

Maggie May said...

What an unusual shot. Could get a migraine staring at all the stripes!
Lovely colours & assortment.

The Muse said...

Oh I just feel a bright and colorful prose in that delightful display!...
I like that shot!

But no purchase! Oh David!!! LOL

I have this image of you in your swimwear and sporting a tie LOL LOL !

Bee said...

Do you think that a tie -- that perennial Christmas favorite -- would be better appreciated if it came from a market in KL?

Moannie said...

I can imagine that pic. enlarged and on my wall. Daughter No.two took a fantastic picture in Thailand of a board of Flip Flops all laid out in rows. I must try and find it.

'Stripe me pink!' Older Brits might recognise that.

i beati said...

would never have guessed the venue??

Ladybird World Mother said...

david - have posted that pic on my blog and its total rubbish! Oh dear.
Love these ties... so many tie jokes to choose from... anyway, can't hang about.... oh dear.

Alexandria said...

lol love it. Check out all those ties! WOW!! I actually bought hubby three sets exactly like those! Very nice :D

Anonymous said...

http://melancholysmile.blogspot.com/2008/12/like-ones-i-used-to-know.html

this should be nominated for post of the day.

Merisi said...

I told you so: Photographing saves you bundles of money! :-)

Carol said...

I LOVE this one! I imagined they were theater seats in a hoity-toity theater district in some lofty imaginary city in the sky!

ValleyGirl said...

Ah, you're so witty!

Leslie: said...

A fantastic collection from which to choose a tie! Love the play on words, as usual. :D

CrazyCath said...

*GROAN!!!* at the closing lines but I love love LOVE that shot! It is so busy with all those lines and patterns, but so uniform and exact too. Great shot.