Monday, October 21, 2013

Oh Kellie, A Castle For You




"The Key to finding a happy balance in modern lives is simplicity" by Sogyal Rinpoche.


This is definitely another overdue post. Kellie Castle, a magnificent heritage in Batu Gajah, long existed in 1915. However, the completion was hindered after the death of Kellie. Until today, it still stands on the ground of Perak.

From the architecture viewpoint, the design of the mansion/ castle is more to European/ Western style since Kellie was a Scottish. There are numerous of spacious rooms being constructed in the castle. The structure and arc built is definitely not an easy task, with cumbersome design and implementation.

  The yellow building is said to be the dinner/ feast hall if it was ever completed. The structure found in the Castle is often designed as round arc and onion-like shape; perhaps, an integration of local style into castle was applied.

Here are some of the little details in Kellie Castle. Door and Key. Entrance Arc. Square building. Onion-like windows. Clover-leaf-like air ways.....

The entrance fee was about RM4 per person. When my gang was there, the castle was undergoing some renovation. Still, it was worth our time! And, we spotted wedding photoshoot here too!!!! It is interesting to see and read some of the descriptions given in the mansion. It is assumed what was supposed to be though. Give yourself some imaginations when you are there (^^)


14 comments:

Twilight Man said...

Your photos are very beautiful compared to others I have seen. You seem to capture them at the best angles! I have not visited this place but just drove past many times. I felt it looked eerie during the earlier years before the fees were imposed. I spent lots of time and money to visit castles in UK, Japan and others. How silly of me not to visit this place.

Small Kucing said...

Saw many people blogged aboutvthis place but I have neve been there. Maybe me too chicken. Scared snsp pic got extra person ..lol

David Chin said...

I have been there recently but did not enter the castle.

Ken said...

Never been to this place before, but looks scary LOL

Daddy said...

Drove past this place so many times when I was back in Malaysia but never really made a trip there. Still remembered the good old days when the place was absolutely in ruins and overgrown with trees. Actually, if you ask me, I prefer her in that natural state. But eerie though. Might be a good spot to go back for night photography .....

Jeff Chuah said...

i've been there twice but only to bring my uni friends...if not for them i might not have visit it at all...

Sebastian Workshop said...

haunted mansion

Jay Lee said...

Thanks for the compliment. Hahahaha, it is true to feel eerie at times since it was really abandoned for quiet some time before being restored as a tourist landmark

Jay Lee said...

lol. I think that pic will become super popular!!!!!

Jay Lee said...

Well, it definitely worth exploring ^^

Jay Lee said...

hahahahahaha, i think it really gives out a vibe of haunted eerieness.

Jay Lee said...

hahahahaha, what a nice memory thre. Night photography is awesome tooo!

Jay Lee said...

it is so common for local to miss their own hometown amazing landmarks^^

Jay Lee said...

hahahaha, people still go there ^^