Fancied a foil to all those heaving hedgerows. And so to Farquhar Street and another nod to the Armenian Sarkies brothers, Martin, Tigran, Aviet and Arshak. The E&O in Penang is one of the most elegant hotels in all the Orient. It opened in 1884 three years prior to Raffles.
Lackeys lug steamer trunks recently arrived from one to the other or vice versa. I get shouted at by a man in a dark suit because I'm taking this photograph from atop a beautifully whitewashed pillar. He has beads of sweat on his forehead. I hope I didn't put them there.