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Sunday, 15 November 2015

HUGH LOW STREET - NOW AND BEFORE

This is another of the "Now And Before" series. Today is about Jalan Sultan Iskandar, formerly known as Hugh Low Street in Ipoh. These black and white photos were taken from the exhibition by Ipoh City Council - "My Ipoh - Heritage Trail".


Hugh Low Street, Ipoh.
Kinta Bridge, looking west on People's Park, Ipoh.
Old Bridge at Hugh Low Street, Ipoh (1890). 
Hugh Low Street, Ipoh. 
Hugh Low Street (1920).

Below are the "Now" photos taken in 2015. 



 New Bridge at Hugh Low Street, Ipoh.


This bridge is the gateway between the old and new town of Ipoh. 

Heaven can be entered only through the narrow gate!

The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide enough

for all the multitudes who choose its easy way.

But the Gateway to Life is small, and the road is narrow,

and only a few ever find it.

(Matthew 7:13-14, TLB)

42 comments:

  1. I go Ipoh, u show me around Ipoh ya... hehe...

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    1. Sharon, you are most welcome. Just let me know in advance. Have a beautiful week ahead!

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  2. Nancy looking at your photos I admire your nature which completely different from Polish one

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  3. Hello!:) I love looking at old black and white photos. I have a few of Santo Tyrso where I live, and it's just amazing to see the changes that have taken place in the last 50 yrs by comparison. The new bridge of Ipoh is very impressive.I like the coloured glass windows in the towers and attractive road lamps. Enjoy your Sunday.

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    1. Thank you, Breathtaking. Have a lovely week ahead!

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  4. Its always a nice way to spend time looking back on how things used to be. A very interesting post, thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. Have an interesting week ahead!

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  5. Nancy, it's quite contrasting, the before and after.

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong. Have a happy week ahead!

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  6. Interesting history, greetings!

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    1. Thank you, Blogoratti. Have a great week ahead!

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  7. Very interesting to see the then and now photos!

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    1. Thank you, EG. Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  8. Fabulous photos and a lovely quote.

    Besides life can be fully experienced only if we go through all the difficulties, problems, headaches, obstacles and sufferings that come in our way. An easy life is no life. A ship which is safely anchored in the harbor is not sea worthy and it is useless.

    Best wishes

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    1. Thank you, Joseph. Best wishes to you too. Beautifully said. Have a great week ahead!

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  9. I love seeing how areas change over time. Someone posted a photo of Main Street in my hometown back in the 50s and I was stunned at how different it was!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. If we do not see the old photos, we would not appreciate how much the place has change or advanced.

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  10. I love it when you do before and after shots. It's a slice of history.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Have a fabulous day too!

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  11. I really enjoyed this tour, and I love the old photos!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Have a lovely day!

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  12. Love the vintage pictures.

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    1. Thank you, Tom. Have a wonderful day!

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  13. It's fascinating seeing the now and then perspectives- I'm doing one of those for my post tomorrow.

    The archways at the start of the new bridge really catch my eye.

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    1. Thank you, William. Looking forward to see your post. Have a beautiful day!

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  14. I love to look back at my town 100 years ago in photos and compare. So much fun.

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    1. Thank you, Saleslady371, Things change so much within the 100 years. Have a fun day!

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  15. So much change over the year. Great photos to compare then and now.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Thank you, Julia. Hugs. Have a great day!

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  16. The 'now' photos look like 'before' ones for KL! Hope it won't change too fast.

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. Yes, the KL when I was working there is so different from the present KL! Have a happy day!

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  17. I like seeing "now" & "then" photos. At least we know how they look like before. Some might change a lot & stand as it is.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. Very interesting to see the contrast and also how they looked like before. Have a wonderful day!

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  18. Thank you for showing us the before and after photos. The black and white photos really brought nostalgic feelings. Have a good week ahead!

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    1. Thank you, Mun. Comparing these photos, we can see how much we have advanced and change. Have a good week ahead too!

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a interesting week ahead!

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  20. I really love these posts where you show older pics and more current ones.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. I am keeping it documented so that I can look back and enjoy these photos. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  21. do you like to read story book?Frances Yip have a book written about Hugh Low St. She is also an Ipoh Gal

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    1. Oh! I didn't know she is an Ipoh Gal. I used to read lots & lots of books but since I retired, my reading has slowed down. Lol! Have a happy day!

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