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Since there is a river in the gallery below, and tidal action above and below, I’ve decided I can label this last collection of photos taken during my June visit to Malaysia as Country Canals :-). These were all taken from the train between Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

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…and now all the remaining city-type pics from that visit in Penang back in June. 🙂

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Seems time to wrap up the photos I haven’t yet posted from my Malaysia visit back in June, given that I’m now back from my Myanmar visit and have a TON of photos still to sort then post from there and right here at home in NL, as well. In case anyone’s keeping track, WordPress tells me I’ve now posted at least one new post for 218 days in a row. I thought I might give myself a break at my birthday earlier this month…but then I realized a) that I’m seeing so many lovely things that I really should share them with y’all, and b) that having a daily post to set up gives a bit of structure to how I see or photograph what I see when I’m out and about in the world, near or far. In this post, all the remaning unposted pics from that lovely weekend hike up and back down Penang Hill.

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Despite my brother’s distaste at the muddy hillside steps, there was much beauty to behold during that Penang Hill climb recently. This morning’s post signaled I’m now in Arnhem, a part of the Netherlands where there are … hills! Soon you’ll see more photos from here, as well :-).

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Stills of some of the same group of monkeys from which came the cool video of the mom nursing a baby with which I began the current series of Malaysia photos. I’ve cropped below so the monkey is a bit more visible but you’ll still need to look for it. He’d missed the landing, or more accurately the grab, as he climbed from tree to construction scaffolding, and landed hard with an almighty thump that gave me quite a fright. He then scampered away rapidly, no doubt to hide his shame.

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Showing you a range of the walking conditions and views I had during my lovely (and strenuous) climb up Penang Hill last month. It’s almost a blessing that my computer challenges mean that I lost some of the photos I’d edited and labelled because I still have lots of these Malaysia images on the phone that I should work my way through … hope you won’t grow weary of them. I plan a break soon enough anyway.


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More views of Penang Hill. Continuing the dialogue on perceptions of contour: compared to the above, the highest point in the European portion of the Netherlands is Vaalserberg, clocking in at 322.4 meters down in the southernmost portion where the Netherlands meets Belgium and Germany in a narrow strip of land which some people, according to Wikipedia, term “the Dutch Mountains.” Hmmm….

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