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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Concubine Lane

The above photo was captured at one of the three lanes named  Concubine Lanes in my hometown Ipoh.

It is said that during the colonial days, rich Chinese miner tycoons and British officers kept their mistresses here, away from the watchful eyes of their wives, hence the name!

Old-timers whiling away the time at the coffee shops nearby often regale bemused tourists with stories of beautiful ladies beckoning from behind red-curtained windows, and furious wives storming the streets!

31 comments:

  1. It certainly is colorful! If only buildings could talk, the history one could find out!

    betty

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  2. Men are men are men and if they have money they do this. Beautiful place.

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    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  3. It is so colourful with all those umbrellas.

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  4. The lane that is colorful - for more than one reason. It is pretty!

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  5. So beautiful, and such interesting history!

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  6. It’s part of your city history (and of many others as well). Love the colorful umbrellas.

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  7. me encanta esta foto, los paraguas son muy chulos asi colgados.

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  8. Gorgeous umbrellas and colour. We saw something similar in Mauritius, and we have a little avenue at our cities Art Gallery. Have a fabulous week. I am joining you today from over on Imagining link up.

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  9. Fantastic photo, great name and a brilliant bit of colourful history! #GlobalBlogging

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  10. What a gorgeous photo! I love the colors. I never knew Ipoh was your hometown. You reeled me in with the name of your post! :)

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  11. thanks for leaving me your nice comment! Love the umbrella's here!

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  12. Wow brilliant photo and so colourful interesting too :-)

    Have a brollytastic week :-)

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  13. I love all those beautiful colors!

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  14. I like them! They are so colorful. I don't know if my husband would agree. He's always hated umbrellas because they break all the time, and water gets everywhere with them.

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  15. Beautiful bright colors for a lane that once had a more sordid past! Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More!

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  16. Hey Girlfriend, how are you? I haven't talked to you in a while. Hmmm, A whole week I think! hahaha Wow, pastel beautiful colors! I'll tell the purple one, and the pink one, and the yellow and green one! hahaha, I've had a red one before, but my favorite color is purple or violet however you wanna say it! hahaha, How are you, my friend? Fine, I hope! So is this where the phrase comes from... "Ladies in waiting"? hahaha No, no, no! I think that's something else! hahaha! Have a wonderful day, and someday I hope and pray that we will get to meet each other on the same land. HUGS!

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  17. This defines Color Photography. Very nice!

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  18. My, what an intriguing history of the street! Thanks for sharing the info and the lovely photo :)

    I'm happy to see your link at 'My Corner of the World' this week!


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  19. I love all the colors and the story behind them! How cool! Thanks for linking up at NanaHood so I could find you!

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  20. How beautiful!! It must be a wonder to walk under all those umbrellas!
    Jenna

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  21. Stunningly beautiful! Thanks for sharng the interesting history and linking up with #globalblogging

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  22. Such a riot of colours! Love this, veronica. And what an interesting backstory. I'd love to step into that lane to find out more such intriguing tales.

    Thanks for sharing this lovely picture and for joining our linky party this week.

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  23. Interesting back story. It looks so pretty with all those colorful umbrellas.

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  24. What a beautiful picture and interesting story. I'll be featuring you on Sunday's Best. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. So beautiful. I love all the colours.

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