Saturday, February 23, 2008

PhotoHunt 98 Wooden



This picture was taken in Penang's War Museum several weeks ago. The museum is not like a big gallery of historical items but its the actual site itself meaning you're going to a place that real history occured.

There are two wooden rice pounders in the picture that was used by British prisoners of war to prepare breakfast during the World War II in the Japanese invasion in Malaysia.

In the picture is a kitchen in a British made barrack in Batu Maung,Penang. It is a defense base against marine military threat but unfortunately the Japanese managed to take over it by land attacks.



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20 comments:

ghee said...

wow!wooden and historical place i guess :) nice shot!

happy weekend!!
Mine`s up,too!

thanx,
ghee

jams o donnell said...

What a superb shot. I love the composition. I can only imagine what hardship the POWs faced. I can imagine the Japanese treatment of the civilian population was not much better. Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend

SnoopyTheGoon said...

An amazing shot this is indeed, and a great post, thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend!

napaboaniya said...

Interesting rice pounders, it's good to have museums around. Educational ground for kids to learn about the past and remind them how lucky they are now!!

Criz Lai said...

Cool shot Yuan! I was there for my Insight Penang post but I did not go into the interior.

If you have the time, do check out my another interpretation here

texas_sweetie said...

oh interesting because it brings back old memories during the war.thanks for posting friend

mine is up too

Wooden Harley Davidson motorcycle

crazy working mom said...

Welcome to the Photo Hunt! :)

Very cool shot.

Hope you can come see my Wooden Shot.

Rebecca said...

Very nice! :)

Welcome to the Photo Hunt.

jenny said...

Very interesting! Looks like a hard live, pounding rice every morning. I am thankful for my nice life here in Texas, USA. Thanks for sharing! Welcome to the Photo Hunt. :-)

Mar said...

This is an incredible take on the theme, well done!!

**"Liza"** said...

This is incredible indeed with a piece of history on it.Very nice entry for this week hunt.Have a wonderful weekend.;)

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Ivy Sterling said...

Awww this is pretty, Happy hunting!
Wooden Staircase
Wooden Doorway

Utah Mommy said...

Cool photo you come up with. Great shot! Happy weekend!
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Dragonstar said...

Excellent shot. And photohunt has taught me more history, which is great.

Gary Ooi said...

nice...i've been to war museum b4..not for sightseeing or wat...i went there for paintball..lol

Katney said...

I have a wooden historical post as well.

jmb said...

This is a very sobering place I'm sure. Great photo and fits the theme well. Thanks for visiting me and have a great weekend.

pelfy said...

I think textbook publishers should add in such interesting photos like yours into the history textbook (=

Geez (=

Satkuru said...

wow great shot. i have yet to go to that place :P

andrée said...

That is a fascinating look at such a tragic era. Thank you.