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Thursday, December 29, 2005

Leaning Tower of Anson

Step Aside Pisa... here comes the Leaning Tower of Anson Posted by Picasa


This clock tower was build in 1885, is about 120 years now during the british colonial times.
It was known as the High Clock Tower previously. But as it starts to tilt towards the northwest, it gained notoriety as the most famous leaning tower this side of the world.

It is situated in the town formerly knows as Teluk Anson in honour of the then Colonial Governor of the Straits Settlement in 1879-1880, Archibald E.H. Anson. Now it is called Teluk Intan.

The tower is 85ft (25.5m) high and it was first buildt as a water tower. This tower has served for multiple different purposes, where during the World War II, it was used as a watch tower.

4 Comments:

Blogger Milan said...

Fantastic Z. You mean, it is actually leaning, like the tower in Pizza? Can people go inside?

December 30, 2005 9:05 AM  
Blogger zbjernak said...

milan-> yes..is actually leaning...
yes..the same as the one in italy.
nope...is no longer open for people to go inside...

very nice...really

December 30, 2005 9:13 AM  
Blogger K Murphy J said...

Hi Z! I'm finally back... and now I have quite a bit of catching up to do. Hope you have been well. I like this picture -- you always find the most interesting tidbits to shoot! :) Happy new year.

January 03, 2006 11:00 PM  
Blogger zbjernak said...

k-> happy new year to u too

January 04, 2006 1:04 PM  

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