Kneeling in front of the National Palace (Istana Negara), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kneeling in front of the National Palace (Istana Negara), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kneeling in front of the National Palace (Istana Negara), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


No, I am not kneeling for the Malaysian head of state, although this is the main gate of the National Palace (Istana Negara) which is the official residence of the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (Malay for “Supreme Head” or head of state). It is located in Jalan Duta in northern Kuala Lumpur and replaced an older Istana Negara in 2011.

I found the arch of the main gate very photogenic along with the Royal Guards (who were both on foot and horseback) dressed in white and red British inspired uniforms. The only problem was photographing the gate by itself was very one dimensional so I stood back and incorporated the patterns of the palace grounds to give it a more interesting foreground. I kneeled down low to get this unique point of view.

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Taken on: 9th February, 2012. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See Sam Antonio Photography's page of Flickr

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