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I always find Chinese architecture (if in decent maintenance), especially its the features and colours, very hard to pass up as photo opportunities.

 

From this view not much can be seen of the surroundings of the Haw Par Villa. I imagine that when it was first constructed, the Buddha would have been looking out to the sea. The sea is still there today and this part of the island has limited high rises to block any views.

 

However, the port of Singapore has grown tremendously in traffic, so a second port sprang up in front of this villa. Now Buddha can keep a gracious eye on the cranes of the port going about their activities, loading and unloading ships. 

Guardian

I always find Chinese architecture (if in decent maintenance), especially its the features and colours, very hard to pass up as photo opportunities.

 

From this view not much can be seen of the surroundings of the Haw Par Villa. I imagine that when it was first constructed, the Buddha would have been looking out to the sea. The sea is still there today and this part of the island has limited high rises to block any views.

 

However, the port of Singapore has grown tremendously in traffic, so a second port sprang up in front of this villa. Now Buddha can keep a gracious eye on the cranes of the port going about their activities, loading and unloading ships. 

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Sep 2014, 00:23
Much to like about this fine image, Ayush.

I also like the blue hair on the Buddha icon, and you very well written anecdote.
Ayush Basu: Good observation, I am not at all sure whether the hair is supposed to be that shade or not.
This image is really beautiful and so nicely framed Ayush!
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Richard
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Sep 2014, 05:53
Architecturally this is mad but intriguing Ayush
Ayush Basu: I can understand what you mean Chris, thank you for the visit.
i live all the details in all of the layers of this temple...

i guess that Buddha now smiles at the cranes that are bowing to the gods of commerce....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Peter... Singapore has many incarnations of the gods of commerce.
Someone's got to do it, Ayush!!! smile
Ayush Basu: True that, Ginnie, I like your comment smile
I love the flamboyance and colour of it Ayush
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Bill
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Sep 2014, 14:23
It seems from your description that the Buddha's new role is to be the harbour master.
Ayush Basu: not one with enforceable powers but yes, in a way Louis!
Buddha sitting high watching the changing scene. Great shot, Ayush!
Ayush Basu: thank you Beverly
itÂ’s a great shot!
Ayush Basu: thank you very much and welcome to my blog!
Fancy having a home with that on top.
Ayush Basu: Yes Brian, if one could be a business owner contributing to local economy, yes, why not!
Very good colors...
Ayush Basu: Thank you Larry!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 20 Sep 2014, 07:19
awww poor buddha statue, can't see out to sea anymore... thanks for the little story, but you know what they say 'if you see the buddha, kill him' lol
Ayush Basu: now that you mention it, I did hear of that but am not sure of the origins. Thank you Elaine, for the comment
Oh I think the cable cars to Sentosa are not far away from here right?
Ayush Basu: quite right LC!
All the colo0r and detail are so impressive!! Lovely comp, Ayush!

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