The row of shops fronting Jalan Tun Sambatan better known as Little India at the traffic junction to Bangsar.
Newer development dwarfs the old government quarters that is the main feature of Brickfields
Jalan Rozario, newer development of apartments in the background shows the changing character of Brickfields
Vivikenanda figurine in front of the ashram bearing his name along Jalan Tun Sambatan
A cluster of water meters along Brickfields
A chair with some missing bits, for larger endowed ends or convenient potty trip?
Casa De Fatima, gate detail
Plant, graffiti and door
God of Prosperity idol near a backlane
A peek into the junkyard, the man closed the door when he noticed liyin taking pictures inside and later he got fed up and even blocked this little hole
Brickfields is in a constant flux. Caught between the modern and the past. From its humble past from which its has been named, the brick making factory by the banks of the Klang river, Brickfields have seen enormous development in the past decade and finally turned into the transportation hub of KL, although the worst jams on the roads are found here as well courtesy of the small feeder roads and stupid buses parked along a busy 2 way traffic road. The KL Sentral is located here, offering connectivity (albeit disjointed) to various destination and between four main rail line; Star LRT, Putra LRT, KTMB Komuter and the KL Monorail. Despite all the hustle and bustle, travel along the back lanes and you'll see more serene and run down areas which have their own beauty and uniqueness if one is to stop and notice. The area along Jalan Tun Sambatan is an Indian enclave, more affectionately termed Little India. You'll fine a variety of hot and spicy delicious Indian cuisine, stalls selling flower garlands for devotees to the numerous Indian temples and shrines and saree and wedding shops. But Brickfields is also a mixing pot, here lies the Mahavihara, a center of Buddhism for the region, down the road is the Church of the Holy Rosary, and if one was to travel down further you'll reach the KL Mosque so integral to KL's identity. In between the rapid development, you'll be charmed to find quaint single storey houses such as the government quarters near the traffic junction to Bangsar but also slums where conditions can be horrid. Yet there is beauty as well, hidden here is the Temple of Fine arts, a bastion to train the next generation of kids in the intricate and beautiful dances of the Indian tradition. So don't just give the place a pass, walk along the various streets and find out the real beauty there is hidden away.