Historical Heights of Penang

By Dan Lee

July 2017 PHOTO ESSAY
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Historically, tall structures served as beacons of peace and war. From afar, belfries, minarets and pagodas provided visitors and local communities with a recognisable structure to retreat to for food, rest, shelter and worship; while lookouts from watchtowers and lighthouses surveyed the land and seas to warn armies and ships of impending danger.Humankind is transfixed with touching the sky or the divine; and this is physically manifested through architecture by many religious institutions. Churches were traditionally built on high ground...

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