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The Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower
The Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Architecture VI (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
Location: George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Date: Aug 15, 2010
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/101 sec.
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 15, 2010

The Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower was built to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria by local Penang millionaire CHEAH Chen Eok in the year 1897.

It was to commemorate Her Majesty's sixtieth year of reign. The clocktower stands proudly at sixty feet tall having each foot signifying each year of the Queen's reign.

It's located next to Fort Cornwallis in George Town. You'll not miss the clocktower as it's one of the significant landmark visible when you are touring around the Fort Cornwallis' surrounding area.

The Queen however, never visited Penang, nor has she live long enough to see the clocktower commemorated in her name completed. The Queen passed away on 22 January 22 1901 before the clocktower was completed. The clocktower's construction was completed in the year 1902.

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08/23/2010 10:13:43 AM
very INTIMIDATING. cool shot 7
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08/19/2010 04:28:23 AM
this is a great bw pic. Love the composition and the sky... Great shot!
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08/18/2010 03:57:26 PM
Beautiful clarity and detail. I bet this is incredible in color. Nice conversion though.
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08/18/2010 01:53:23 AM
Could be a winner, very nice details in the building, and love the colours surrounding the building. 9
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