Continued from here...
Behind the wall, we found a monument. But not the National Monument yet.
Well, sometimes I lost all words to tell. So let these pictures speak!
|1. The monument in a vertical shaped structure as a remembrance 'To Our Glorious Dead'. It is surrounded by reflective pool so I believe the reflection at the right time will make it looks more 'glorious'.|
Another visit soon, perhaps at night?
|2. Circular structure with a dome on top. Built in between of the vertical monument and the great National Monument.|
|3. I wasn't trying to go in. So I was not sure whether visitors can go pass this gate or not.|
Can you see the monument behind?
|4. The pathway to gloriness. The square plats on the ceiling are Air Force plats from many countries.|
|5. Golden yellow and black always a winning combination. These colours can create a classy feeling and with the right material, the dullness of black can be transformed into elegance.|
|6. The repetition of shapes|
|7. A well maintained garden with vertical domination of Areca catechu (Pokok Pinang) on a crisp clean turfed land|
|8. Plumeria pudica (Bridal Bouquet) is white, beautiful and lightly scented. This species makes a nice twist apart from its other Plumeria spp. cousins, fitting the character of a memorial garden|
|9. The star of the show. Written on it are these words:|
'Dedicated to the heroic fighters in the cause of peace and freedom. May the blessing of Allah be upon them'.
|10. Surrounded by pool and fountains...and 'lush' greens~|
|11. One of my favourite shots.|
|12. I can feel that sometimes I can be a bit patriotic.|
I waited under the blazing sun with the camera ready to capture the monument with our Jalur Gemilang proudly open up and show off! Thank you wind!
|13. In front of the rifle!|
|14. Another fountain with steel lotuses surrounding it.|
|15. Locked? Or unlocked?|
I always adore anything rustic and old. Or even if it reminds me of something I loved, like the old-car-wheel-like gate opener, I'd simply love it!
|16. From another angle|
|17. I'd really like to see this place at night. Perhaps sometime soon.|
|18. Cute couple walking towards the National Monument|
|19. National Monument - A brief history|
After that, we headed back downhill, towards the souvenir shop. For info, there is a musolla (prayer room) at the souvenir shop building for the convenience of Muslims, even though mosque are not really far from the area. And toilets too.
|20. Fridge magnets. Nice design eh?|
Would giving away Malaysian fridge magnets to Malaysian friends be a good idea?
|21. Toilet is clean and airy.|
|22. On the way back to Jalan Parlimen, there sculptures at Asian Sculpture Garden for you to 'enjoy'. |
Hmm....I still wonder how do these sculptures look like at night?
|23. Arunda graminifolia, a common orchid species planted in gardens in Malaysia.|
|24. Another sculpture - Made of steel and timber|
|25. Tristellateia australasiae (Australian Gold Vine) - climber species, also commonly found in Malaysia|
After this we head back to Jalan Parlimen, continuing our journey at Merdeka Square and Leboh Pasar...
...to be continued...
~End of part 7~