Travel Photo Thursday — 21/08/14 — Penang’s Ponytail Girl

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Destinations, Featured, Malaysia, Penang, Travel Photo Thursday | 19 comments

Welcome to week 190 of  Travel Photo Thursday. I’m back in Daejeon, bad back and all. Sitting is a bit of a challenge at the moment, and right now I am alternating between cold and heat. Hopefully, this won’t last too long. Penang is an outstanding destination for anyone who likes art. The city has an abundance of wall murals, many of them the creations of professional artists. One of my favorites is what I call “The Ponytail Girl”. I her discovered my last day on the island. Have a look, and see why I like her so much.

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Created by Ernest Zacharevic, the artist credited for bringing mural street art to Penang.

Perfect spot for the Ponytail Girl…

Love, love, love  the contrast of the red bow on her yellow dress.


Ponytail Girl Mural, Penang

Ponytail Girl Mural, Penang


I love the facial details…




Her colorful bow really finishes things off…





You can find The Ponytail Girl at the Hin Bus Depot Art Centre, in downtown Georgetown; 31A Jalon Gurdwara. The Gallery is open from noon to 7 pm daily. Admission is FREE.

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  1. Beautiful drawings, I love the colors!

  2. Hi Nancie, I can see why you were captivated by this image. It was indeed stunning. I also love the contrast of the red and yellow. Must be amazing seeing it in person.

  3. Nancie, Gorgeous mural. I love how you’ve captured the fine details.

  4. Amazing mural! The details are wonderful. Hope your back is better soon!

  5. What a great mural! I can see why this is a favorite. I love the contrasting colors too. I hope you feel better soon!

  6. It frames the door beautifully. Where does the door lead? I followed the link to the facebook page – looks like an interesting art show. Sore backs are the worst especially when traveling. Hope it heals quickly Nancie.

  7. Sorry to hear about your back Nancie, I hope it eases up soon. This mural is lovely, I’m a big fan of street art. Some of my favourites are the film walls in Cannes which I wrote about a few months back.

  8. What a fun mural! But I too want to know where the doorway leads. Hope you are pain-free soon.

  9. I am always impressed at what talented artists can do to walls. This is simply amazing – and beautiful. Love the lines in both the pony tail and the ribbon’s trailing from the dress. Fun post, Nancie. Hope your back is better soon!

  10. I can see why you liked the ‘Ponytail Girl’, she is beautiful. The best street art that I remember seeing was the huge Van Gogh easel replica painting in Emerald, Queensland, Australia.

  11. Wow, what a stunning piece of work. Thank you for sharing the incredible details. Really a treat to see this.

  12. I haven’t seen this one, but as with all of Zacharevic’s work around Penang, I love it. I hope that your back feels better soon, especially as I suspect that a new semester is about to start for you.

  13. I hope you are feeling better soon. I enjoyed your art photos. I was in Penang in November; I really enjoyed my visit as well!!

  14. The Ponytail Girl mural is wonderful. An unusual piece of street art with great detail.

  15. The Ponytail Girl is a beautiful work of art and I would love to see it in person. I have never been a fan of street art until this June when I was in Burlington, Vermont (my hometown) and they had added some what I thought were beautiful murals to the Church Street area. I hope your back is feeling better!

  16. This is a beautiful image of ponytail girl. My favourite street art location so far has been Valencia, Spain. I loved wandering around the old town admiring both the architecture and street art. A surprise around every corner.

  17. I really love this mural of The Ponytail Girl. I wish more street art looked like this

  18. I love street art like that, wonderful

  19. Great post. Beautiful drawing. So discrete and also so powerful. I really like it.


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