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My World #69: Christ Church, Malacca

19 Apr

It was a lovely weekend around these parts – Sunday the temp was up as high as low 80s.  A weather meant for walking in the park.  And following two weekends in a row of wet, cold, and breezy weekend, we took advantage of this upturn in the weather.  That’s why both days my husband and I went out to walk in two different parks and brought our cameras to shoot.  I uploaded these new images on my PC then walked away and did some chores.  When I was ready to blog, my PC was not responding. It seems like it’s affected by some virus again.  I am blogging from my laptop right now.  Call me old fashioned but I am more of  PC person.  I just love my mouse 😀

So without access to my new images, I have to go to plan B – which is browse thru my pics on Flickr and see what I can share for today.  I am hoping that nothing really bad happened to my images.   Keeping my fingers crossed.

This is my plan B for this week:

From Wikipedia:  Christ Church is an 18th century Protestant church in the city of Malacca, Malaysia. It is the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia and is within the jurisdiction of the Lower Central Archdeaconry of the Anglican Diocese of West Malaysia.

The church is built in Dutch Colonial architecture style and is laid out in a simple rectangle of 82 feet by 42 feet. The ceiling rises to 40 feet (12 m) and is spanned by wooden beams, each carved from a single tree. The roof is covered with Dutch tiles and the walls were raised using Dutch bricks built on local laterite blocks then coated with Chinese plaster. The floors of the church are paved with granite blocks originally used as ballast for merchant ships.[4].

The original Dutch windows were reduced and ornamented after the British takeover of Malacca and the porch and vestry were built only in the mid-19th century. [wikipedia]

I am hoping this is not a duplicate post.  If God allows it I would love to be able to return to Malaysia and explore other areas.

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19 Comments

Posted by on April 19, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

19 responses to “My World #69: Christ Church, Malacca

  1. louise

    April 19, 2010 at 4:10 am

    Lovely pictures!! I’ve been planning to come here since last! And I’m only 2 hours drive away!! The last time I was here was umm, 10 years ago! I think. 🙂

     
  2. Alicesg

    April 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Oh I love Malacca. I miss the Nonya food and the portugese fish that I had during my last visit. Hope to go there again.

     
  3. syel

    April 19, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    been wanting to go here but was too preoccupied going somewhere else:D my friends keep on telling me the food is good in this part of Malaysia, simple church though. btw, hopefully your pc is okay, it’s going to be difficult if it has virus.

     
    • ewok1993

      April 19, 2010 at 4:30 pm

      We went on a day trip when we were staying in S’pore. Two years ago the buses were meeting/setting out of Lau Pau Sat, you can check it out and see if you want to do that.

       
  4. docgelo

    April 19, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    what a charming pink church!
    never been to malaysia; i thought of christchurch in new zealand at first, hehe! 🙂

     
  5. Rajesh

    April 19, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Beautiful 18th century church.

     
  6. Sylvia Kirkwood

    April 19, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    What a beautiful old church! Great photos as always. Love the colors! Interesting history! Hope your computer is better soon, I just went through the virus problem myself, what a pain! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

     
  7. Ebie

    April 19, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Buti ka pa, pa Europe, kami, dito muna sa mga National Parks.

    Sige, pagpasyal ka dito sa LA, lakwatsa tayo!

    Hehehehe, naghiking kami kahapon, kaya late ang posting at replies sa comments. Lunch break ako ngayon.

     
    • ewok1993

      April 19, 2010 at 8:20 pm

      pareho pala tayo ng gawi – commenting on blog posts during my lunch break too.

       
  8. Fishing Guy

    April 19, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Ewok: Wonderful photos of the church with great color.

     
  9. Carver

    April 19, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I’m sorry about your PC issues but the shots you shared here are great. Very interesting post.

     
  10. Martha Z

    April 19, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    I like the treatment you gave the first photo. Interesting post.
    I agree about the lap top, Hubby’s laptop and I do not get along and I have given up trying to use it to compose a post. Yes, there is a lot to see in this wonderful state, there is so much variety that if I were told I could never travel beyond its boundries I would not feel I was missing much.

     
  11. J Bar

    April 20, 2010 at 12:13 am

    I have featured churches/chapels today in my post.

     
  12. carolynUSA

    April 20, 2010 at 12:43 am

    I love the selective coloring in the top photo! Wow, that’s beautiful!

     
  13. Wren

    April 20, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Interesting architecture and color. Is that typical of the area?

     
  14. ladyfi

    April 20, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Fabulous red against a grey sky.

     
  15. luna miranda

    April 20, 2010 at 8:06 am

    a pink church, how interesting!:p
    i hope your PC is fixed now and your photos unharmed. i am now saving most of my photos in USB but it makes me nervous–the thought of losing a USB, argggh!

     
  16. Kristin

    April 21, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I had just visited the Christ Church too and went on a tour of sightseeing and food exploration in Malacca. Beautiful architecture, culture and surroundings. Love the way you empasized only on the colour of the building while making the rest of it monochrome black and white. 🙂

    Hope you have a nice day.

     
  17. Marites

    April 22, 2010 at 1:19 am

    for an old church, it looks quite well-maintained. I like the first photo! nice effect! 🙂

     

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