Saturday, July 19, 2008

Chinatown Shophouses (3)


This shop house is of the same design as the shophouse that I posted in my earlier post on chinatown shophouses (2), but the owner did not do a very elaborate painting and decoration on its building.

The shophouse with red and white paintings on its exterior was the one I posted in previous post.

A closer look and comparision on the windows of the two shophouses. The original shophouse bear some european designs while the newly painted shophouse was painted red to make it looked very chinese.

Another shophouse being renovated by a new owner. Look at the circled area, a plant decided to grow inside a crack of the wall. It must be planted by some birds carrying some seeds to the building. :)
I have more beautiful photos of shophouses in chinatown in later posts.

6 comments:

Zoe said...

and I love the original style with no paintings, it looks more Chinese.:)

alicesg said...

I would have agreed with you about the original style, most renovated due to commerical business. The nostalgic feeling is gone once much and elaborated renovations are done. But sometimes renovation are needed as the buildings are deteriorating. I have more photos of nice and not so nice shophouses in future posts, please drop by again. :)

david mcmahon said...

Hi Alice, as you know, Singapore fascinates me as a photographer.

Great that you pointed out the plant growing thru the crack ...

And I enjoyed your previous post too.

alicesg said...

Thank you David. Singapore is a very small country but there are many corners of Singapore that I did not visit...lol. Hope to post more photos of these corners :).

zakscloset said...

great post! i like both the old european design and the new chinese paint. they are both very beautiful!

edward said...

these posts are very interesting and have made me think ... i think i want some dim sum.