the rich patina of age

A small family shrine outside a Chinese shop-house in Trengganu, East Coast Malaysia.
Thick whitewash paint, chipped, worn and weathered to reveal colour schemes from past decades. Hand carved Chinese characters on a wooden board thickly painted over a dozen times. Grey soot and the ghostly imprint of incense sticks - the delicious patina of age.
The freshly whitewashed pillars of a
mosque of simple restrained design
which services the needs of the
Indian Muslim community of
Georgetown, Penang,
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