Travel Photo Thursday, June 9, 2011 — Look Down, Way Down –Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Posted by on Jun 9, 2011 in Malaysia Sandbox, Travel Photo Thursday, Uncategorized | 37 comments

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I took this shot from the Sky Walk of the Petrona Towers, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A visit to the towers is a must do for anyone visiting KL. The towers are easily accessible on the city’s fast transit system. Access to the Sky Walk is free, so a perfect outing for a budget traveler. The day that I visited there was no line up for tickets. I arrived around 1:30pm and was able to secure a free ticket for 4:30pm. That gave me plenty of time to tour the visitors area, souvenir shop, and take photos inside and out.

Looking down from the sky walk --- Petrona Towers

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  1. Wow, I get vertigo just looking at this! Very cool to see the patterns.

    • Heights don’t bother me as long as I’m looking out from an enclosed space. Put me on a ladder, steep incline, or steps and I done for.

      • How would you cope in those huge towers that have glass floors (like the Sky Tower in Auckland, NZ)? Or what about that glass room that moves out the Ureka tower in Melbourn and suspends you some ridiculous height above the ground. And then plays the sound of cracking glass? (Not done – don’t intend to!)

        Absolutely love the picture. I love the lines and the real graphic elements you caught in this composition.

        • Hi Kerry-ann……….You know, as long as I’m enclosed I have no fear of standing on glass and looking down. Although, listening to the sound of glass cracking while I’m standing there might more than freak me out 🙂

  2. I’ve been intrigued with the Petronas Towers ever since I saw them in a film years ago (with Sean Connery, if I remember correctly). It was the tallest building in the world once, wasn’t it? Before Dubai?

    • They are so worth seeing, Sophie. I think the tower in Taiwan replaced them as the world’s tallest, and now Dubai. However, I seem to remember reading somewhere that they still hold the distinction of being the worlds tallest twin towers. I need to do some Goggling.

  3. Cool pic! Would you believe last time we were through KL they hadn’t even built them?!

    • Good reason for a trip back Jim.

  4. Great photo—what is the movie that features the towers? I know I’ve seen them somewhere!

  5. I have heard and read about the Towers. Fantastic picture, I’d definitely go up, up, up and look down, down, down.

    • They are awesome. Well worth a side trip if you’re in SEA.

  6. Your picture looks fantastic. I don’t remember seeing such perspective I have been there. You have better eyes 🙂

  7. I get dizzy just looking at them, but would love to seem in person. Great perspective in this shot.

  8. Stunning photo and great angle Nancie!!!

  9. What a great photo and an interesting perspective. Fantastic design way down below.

  10. I love the depth in this photo. Great job! We have an architectural photo this week also! And a time lapse video bonus! 🙂

  11. Wow! That picture really draws you in. It’s almost like it’s moving depending on how you look at it 🙂

  12. I love this kind of images and I always visit all the skyscrapers opened to visitors… 🙂

  13. Very cool shot! I love all the different design elements in the photo.

  14. Ever since I saw the movie “Entrapment” with Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta Jones I’ve been fascinated by the Petronas Towers. This is a gorgeous shot!

    • That’s the name of the movie! You have solved the mystery….a virtual coffee for you!!

  15. That looks a little frightening for those scared of heights.

    • Definitely not the place to be if you get queasy looking down.

  16. I really love all the colors, textures and patterns you’ve captured in this shot. Great perspective.

  17. What a great shot, Nancie. It looks like a work of art. Petronas Towers are so fascinating. Hope I get ot see them someday.

  18. Ditto: that is a great shot – very artsy.
    It isn’t a place I’ve every had any interest in going, but now I do!

    • Isn’t it amazing how a photo can change your mind about a place…the beauty of travel photos!

  19. I know I’m late to the game, but what an interesting idea for a post! KL is one of my favorite Asian cities. I love the fact that the city offers free tickets to the observation deck in the Petronas Towers between 7 and 9am. First come, first serve. It’s a great reason for getting up and making the most of your day!

    • Hi Carrie……….nice to have you here.
      I didn’t know they offer the early morning tickets. Next time I’ll have to do that.

  20. Amazing perspective! If I’m correct, this shot was taken from the skybridge that links the two towers, some 42 stores above ground level.

    • That’s the place!! I loved being up there.

  21. Petronas towers are so amazing. A very huge tower, this is a worth seeing. Stunning photos with its different design elements.

  22. Eeeeek!

  23. I think my legs would be shaking at that height. I needed some education here since I never heard of these twin towers in Malaysia. I had to go search them on Youtube..:) I saw pictures of the ones in Dubai and I think they are taller than these. A beautiful picture, better than the one I saw on Youtube. This one brings out the rich color.

  24. Wow, that’s a fantastic photo, Nancie. Sometimes when you visit these types of buildings, it’s a bit of a disappointment but this one certainly looks worth the wait.

  25. That is definitely way down. I’m not really that into tall buildings, but I do love the Empire State Building. Although the two times I’ve been on top of it I’ve just wanted to get back down and back into the crowds.

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