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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: We Can Be Peaceful

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: We Can Be Peaceful

Vahid Takro

December 27th, 2016

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Here in Malaysia is forbidden to display any banner. Security guards who were mostly Malay Muslim women, repeatedly pointed out to me. I repeated it about three times and three different locations. And in the final stage told them to read the text and then command. We can be peaceful, Don't you think so?

Mother: The World Is Strange

Mother: The World Is Strange

Vahid Takro

December 23rd, 2016

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Mother: World of human is very strange my baby. Be happy that we're monkeys. Child: I'm afraid Mom Mother: why? Child: What this guy is going to do? What's that in his hands? Mother: This is camera, they store their memories with that, not with their mind.

I Went To My Wishes

I Went To My Wishes

Vahid Takro

December 21st, 2016

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When the gods turned their backs to me, I went to my wishes.

Old villages

Old villages

Vahid Takro

December 17th, 2016

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Old villages and towns have been destroyed to bring skyscrapers. People live isolated from each other, In villages, they could greet each other in the way to bakery but now their order arrives by courier. Even there is no more ways to home that they can meet each other to say hello, they take the elevator to come back home. No hellos, No goodbyes... But still, skyscrapers themselves have become a symbol for unity (I believe). Petronas Twin Towers: Built on 1 January 1992 until 31 December 1994, the Petronas Twin Towers was the tallest building in the world from 1 January 1998 to 31 December 2004. Currently, it still holds the record for the tallest twin buildings in the world. It is the headquarters of Petronas, a Fortune 100 state owned oil company and also the largest company in South East Asia. The towers and the mall below were designed by Argentinian born architect César Pelli. Construction started in 1991 and completed 7 years after, in midst of Asian Financial Crisis and Reformasi movement. Due to the soil conditions on the tower, the buildings were built on one of the deepest foundations in the world. The Building Services Engineer was Flack + Kurtz who is currently part of the WSP | Parsons Brinkerhoff Company. The 88-storey towers were built using mostly reinforced concrete, with steel-and-glass facade to resemble Islamic motifs, a religion followed by the majority of Malaysia. The cross section of the tower resembles Rub el Hizb, further solidifies the Islamic motif in the tower design.

Goodbye Penang

Goodbye Penang

Vahid Takro

December 13th, 2016

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Goodbye Penang, nice Island as art walls! In Penang Island I realized that many artists of the world are also thinking about freedom of speech. On my way to Kuala Lumpur for the second time.

Step by Step Lane

Step by Step Lane

Vahid Takro

December 10th, 2016

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Open your eyes to those swings that there are no children swing on them, Look at those children that their fathers as their playmates had been killed in the war. Open your eyes to that children who do not laugh anymore, Look at their cries from the bottom of their hearts. Open your eyes to a world where there is no more child on it, to a new generation that no longer accepts the birth of children. - Vahid Takro This mural was done by a local artist named Louis Gan. The road sign “Step by Step Lane” is also installed as part of the art work and is not an actual road sign. This art work can be found at Chulia Street Ghaut, Step By Step Lane, in George Town, Penang.

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Vahid Takro

December 8th, 2016

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I loved Bruce Lee since my childhood. His films were good lessons not just for what he did, but a good lesson for life. The Bruce Lee Cat Mural, officially called "The Real Bruce Lee Would Never Do This", is the third of twelve cat murals painted by ASA, Artists for Stray Animals, for the 101 Lost Kittens project. It shows two stray cats being delivered a kick from the kungfu legend, one of which was sent flying. (the image of the cat is almost gone, but actually it's behind me) The mural was not intended for people to emulate, but rather to remind the public to treat the stray cats well. A notice is placed under it stating its title in three languages, Malay, English and Chinese, saying that "the real Bruce Lee never did this to cats."

Penang, Malaysia: We Can Be Peaceful

Penang, Malaysia: We Can Be Peaceful

Vahid Takro

December 5th, 2016

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Sometimes you have to see the world through the eyes of a child. A child who didn't know the gun is not a just toy. But now knows... Find yourself a second instead of him. How painful, how scary! Open your third eye to a new world, We can be peaceful.

A Child In My Mind

A Child In My Mind

Vahid Takro

September 15th, 2016

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Sometimes when I think about the past, there is a child in my mind who was grown up in a yard with another kid and a bird. A child who his wishes became bigger day by day like other children. But his dreams became so large! It was not like just having a car or something like that. Now he tries to reach his dreams everyday but sometimes like fall in love and something like that takes him away out of the mainstream. Some nights I wondered whether is there any love between human? Or maybe they don't know how to be in love. I was also experienced in this case so I decided to be alone forever because no one is my type. I'm always talking with the kid who is in my mind, He is a young guy now but still a child for me. I just want to tell him: You're not in the mainstream, love can be happen whenever. But the girl who you're interested in is so perfect but we can not expect... we can not expect of people to love us forever. This world is too sad, too crowded and busy. Even I think there is no time to think about love. This girl is also the same. Don't expect anything. Just tonight caress her for the last time and let her to do whatever she want.