𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞'𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐠𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐝𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐨𝐜𝐤 𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐬 (𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐲𝐦𝐛𝐨𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐲) 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐲-𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐏𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐠 𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐭?
𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑔𝑙𝑎𝑠𝑠 𝑑𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑤𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑢𝑛𝑛𝑜𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑒𝑑 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑑𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑑𝑒𝑠 (𝑝𝑒𝑟ℎ𝑎𝑝𝑠 𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑦) 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦 𝑑𝑖𝑠𝑐𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛 2005. 🤯
Sited along Lebuh Light, the Penang High Court is housed inside a more than a century-old Palladian-style building.
The court building underwent a restoration and expansion programme in 2005, and during the process, a beautiful stained glass dome was uncovered, although in broken pieces. The stained-glass dome went unnoticed for decades (and perhaps centuries?) as it was covered by a rather uniquely designed ceiling, which was thought to be the finished design of the ceiling.
The cast-iron frame stained-glass dome is adorned with peacock motifs, as the stately peacock is the symbol for East India Company. The dome has now been restored.
Do note that the area is out of bounds to the public.
𝑳𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒕? 𝑯𝒆𝒍𝒑 𝒖𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒕! ❤️🔥 Source: 📚A Penang Heritage Tale by Helen Ong 📚Rawzhan, Penang Hidden Gemmer 📚Arkitek Urbanisma Sdn Bhd