The above photo is showing two different type of local houses, double storey terrace houses and condominiums that found at a residential quarter in Cheras.
Terrace houses at Cheras are built around 20 - 30 years ago, condominiums are just popular at Cheras since decade ago. Before that, there is some villages that full with wooden houses and clump that dense with wild plants.
Today, Cheras is a prosperous living area with dense population, it is a living area that extend from the center of capital city Kuala Lumpur. Cheras has population around 250,400 in 2010.
Cheras is a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. The township is located to the south-east of Kuala Lumpur. Cheras is also adjacent to Ampang to the north and Kajang to the south, both of which are major cities within the metropolitan area of Kuala Lumpur.
* * * Origins * * *
Originally, Cheras is the name of an ancient kingdom situated currenltly in kerala region. cheras kings were known as keralaputras Outside of Malaysia on the central part of the island of Sumatra are a group of people called the Karo Bataks carrying Dravidian clan names such as Chera, Chola, Pandya, and Pallava.
In the 80' for the surrounding community as specially the Chinese, before the named of Cheras, it was called as "Jiu Lai" 蕉赖(In Cantonese), all the way from 3 1/2 Miles to 11 Miles towards Kajang. back then there was 3 major suburb in Jiu Lai 5 1/2 Miles which is "Yulek" 友力 means "energized" (Today known as Taman Cheras) and "Boton" 宝敦 means "Treasure fortress" (Today known as Taman Midah) and Cheras Baru was "6 Miles Village" 六哩村.
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danos (100894) 2012-10-21 22:45
nice the view of the two different kinds of houses at Cheras suburb with the reach vegetation and trees to surround the area.I like the excellent light and colour management as the clarity of the image.
quovadis (1867) 2012-10-22 0:47
Hi Ally !!!
I don't know why, but I really enjoy photographs showing roofs of buildings. Your composition maches my expectation, and in addition there is the green colour of the nature. Very nice showing, looks like a nice place to live in.
papagolf21 (105382) 2012-10-22 3:00
Bonjour, chère Ally,
Très intéressante image relative à l'habitat. C'est un choix : maison individuelle ou appartement !
C'est judicieux de nous montrer les deux aspects.
Pour ma part, le choix se porterait sur une maison indépendante !!!
Très bonne journée.
pierrefonds (68925) 2012-10-22 4:36
The distance between the houses and the mountain is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the houses and of the buildings. There is a good contrast between the colors of the scene. Have a nice day.
mirosu (16273) 2012-10-22 4:48
Cheras is not far away from my present place. I like this excellent photo showing red roofs of link houses and the majestic condominium houses in the BG. The color contrast and the chosen viewpoint are excellent. Well done!!!
abmdsudi (56348) 2012-10-24 2:16
It's great view point of this cityscape in a nice color scheme, contrast and sharpness. Exposure is handled well so luminous with excellent detail added by freshgreenery. Layout and perspective are just right, good depth with the high rise apartment building provides nice backdrop. Well done, TFS
kordinator (21295) 2012-10-25 0:53
The distance between the houses and the mountain is giving depth to the composition.
Excellent point of view.
Fantastic details and colors of the houses and of the buildings.
adramad (47704) 2012-10-26 10:33
Very nice composition with this part of the city, where despite large buildings, we can still see plenty of vegetation, is very nice.
Nice vivid colors with red roofs and green tones.
Good management of the light and optimum clarity.
Have a nice weekend.
fabbs99 (17175) 2012-10-28 4:06
I like the symmetry in this photograph of yours.The rows of colorful roofs going up in parallel lines and culminating in a multi-storeyed building having a hilltop in the background.The frame is perfect with good sharpness and lots of colors all along.Very well composed with splendid colors and saturation. The lighting is also amazing as well as perfect POV too.Very well done.TFS.
Keep sharing views and ideas
jmdias (66385) 2012-10-29 1:53
nice framing with the buildings well positioned and surrounded by green and red roofs. I liked the sharpness and the light, good details to enjoy. TFS.
finlay (1573) 2012-11-15 23:58
I like the view across the red tiled rooftops, which are nicely interspersed with the contrasting green of the trees. This leads the eye naturally towards the condominium. A very good pov and a well structured composition.
- Copyright: Ally Theanlyn (shevchenko) (20548)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-00-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/8.2, 1/84 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Local Houses [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-21 19:08