Metal Art : George Town, World Heritage Site (Part 3)

With George Town – street art series along with the posts on Metal art- part 1 and part 2, you must now be familiar with the street art scenario in this quaint and colorful capital city of Penang.

This post, is my final post, where I share few more of the pics of the metal sculptures, commissioned across various streets in George Town.


The five foot way of Wan Hai Hotel is said to be the narrowest in Penang.

Stewart Lane



Metal Art : George Town, World Heritage Site (Part 2)

In Metal art- part 1, I shared with you, pics of various metal sculptures scattered around the old part of the city. There are many more of them, mainly showing life as it was in the early days of settlement. Most of these metal caricatures, come with a sense of humor, instantly bringing smiles to the unsuspecting tourists, like yours truly.

Here are 8 more of the metal art, around George Town – declared as a UNESCO world heritage site, in 2008.


Tour de France 2010 – Stage 5

Mark “Manx Missile” Cavendish

Finally the Manx Missile fires !!

The 5th Stage of the TdF was from Épernay to Montargis a distance of 187.5km and was another undramatic & uneventful ride for the peleton.  Marked out as a stage for the sprinters to showcase their sprint prowess it turn out to be the stage for the Mark “Manx Missile” Cavendish to come back to form and add to his silverware collection of TdF stages.

Tour de France 2010 – Stage 4

A typical departure - start of day

Ale Jet flies again!!

The 4th Stage of the TdF was from Cambrai to Reims a distance of 154km and was an extremely peaceful ride, when compared to the fare that we have seen in the last 3 days!! A stage where the Sprinters of the teams were to fight it out in a bunch finish, turned out to be exactly that.

Cambrai, from where the tour started of today has a population of around 34,000 and the last time the Tour visited the town the US Postal team with Lance Armstrong had taken over the race and the Yellow jersey.

Tour de France 2010 – Stage 3

Fabian Cancellara in Yellow Jersey

“Day of Drama” – Cobbles claim victims!!

The 3rd Stage of the TdF was from Wanze to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut and as predicted it was chaos and lots more of spills & crashes. The stage which had 7 sections of cobbled pathways for the riders to conquer did what had been predicted at the very beginning of the TdF – claim victims & left the GC riders in total disarray. Both the starting & ending town are hosting the tour for the first time, though both have association with cycling & cyclists for a long time.