‘Putting Up The Shutters’
‘Lighthouse In The East’
I shot this lighthouse in Langkawi in Malaysia in 2010 and gave it a vintage-look makeover just for a bit of fun today.
I, like many others, find lighthouses fascinating – solitary, stubborn sentinels -and photogenic to boot!
“Everything seems to fail
And it was all for the want of a nail”
– Todd Rundgren, “For The Want Of A Nail” (1989)
Genius musician is proved slightly wrong in the form of this stunning traditional wooden Malay house on stilts . Okay, that is a massive lyric/subject non- sequitur,but I just love both the song and the house, and there really aren’t that many songs about nails…
Or houses without nails – not a single one was used in its construction, according to the owners. Mainly interlocked timbers, like a gigantic wood jigsaw puzzle. Amazing.
Right near top of the list of coolest houses I have ever visited.
Hasn’t failed or fallen down yet apparently…