Through An Open Window

This curious misalignment of forms, of buildings new and old, of wealth and decay, was something I chanced upon while wandering through the backstreets of Malacca one afternoon in early 2013. I came across an entire block of abandoned buildings, many of them partially dismantled, and was captivated by the sight of a garish yellow and white striped high-rise hotel looming over the ruins through an open window.