Thursday, April 21, 2005

Singapore Swing Part III

The lofty perch of my 38th floor balcony is the vantage point for the picture at the bottom of this post. The church is St. Andrews, which is affiliated with the Church of England. Singapore is a former British colony and Christianity is certainly not absent, though not dominant. Click here to see additional pictures of St. Andrews (not taken by me). Click the "Next Section" box at the bottom of the linked page to see additional photos.

The picture below (the one I did take) shows the landscaping that makes the church grounds an island of green in a sea of concrete. The church is 19th Century and stands in stark contrast to the modern buildings in the immediate vicinity. It is difficult to see from such a faraway shot, but a black wrought-iron fence surrounds the entire property. Note how gleamingly white the church is compared to the buildings in the background--and the photo does not do it justice. In person the white is even more spectacular. I was told that the paint on the church is made with crushed eggshells--an actual eggshell white. It reflected the morning sun brilliantly.

So here is the picture that I took from my balcony. Click the picture for a larger one.


Next in the Series: Part IV

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