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Church of St Teresa

A side shot of the Church of St Teresa on Kampong Bahru Road. Officially opened in 1929, today it is gazetted as a national monument. In the 1920s, there was a need for a new church in this area as the port (not very far from here) had a growing population of port workers. Land was bought in 1925 and construction was complete in 1929. The website states the architecture to be of the neo-Byzantine-style churches and the look was inspired by the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Montmartre, Paris (which is not this view though). This could have been a contribution of a French missionary, Fr Emile Mariette, associated with the church during the early construction. 

 

 

 

Church of St Teresa

A side shot of the Church of St Teresa on Kampong Bahru Road. Officially opened in 1929, today it is gazetted as a national monument. In the 1920s, there was a need for a new church in this area as the port (not very far from here) had a growing population of port workers. Land was bought in 1925 and construction was complete in 1929. The website states the architecture to be of the neo-Byzantine-style churches and the look was inspired by the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Montmartre, Paris (which is not this view though). This could have been a contribution of a French missionary, Fr Emile Mariette, associated with the church during the early construction. 

 

 

 

comments (18)

It's so beautiful Ayush! I love your POV and those wonderful wispy clouds. Thanks for the info!
How long did it take to film the time laps?
Ayush Basu: It took me somewhere between 500 and 600 shots at an interval of some seconds, I think 4 or 5 seconds. Thank you very much, Elizabeth, for the generous comment
The view makes me wonder about the more modern structure behind the church.
Ayush Basu: If I recall correctly, that too is part of the church property and is a recent addition, Michael.
This is a very fine building Ayush
Ayush Basu: Without any doubt, Bill. I would like to go there some other time again.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 28 May 2015, 06:30
A lot of building to get into the frame, Ayush
Ayush Basu: You are absolutely right, Lisl. I was standing pretty much to the extreme rear already (if I remember correctly).
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 May 2015, 06:35
Yes it's a fine piece of architecture isn't it Ayush
Ayush Basu: It is a beautiful landmark of that area, Chris. Thank you very much, have a good weekend.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 28 May 2015, 06:42
ooooooooh!!! I just LOVE this shot! and the sky is sooo amazing! well done!
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Elaine. It was just waiting to be captured. Have a great weekend ahead.
I quite like the architecture Ayush!
Ayush Basu: I am pleased you do. This church serves the surroundings well and is packed over Sundays. Thank you very much, Richard
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 May 2015, 07:56
You have made the image very appealing with your choice of cloudy backdrop, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: It was all waiting there, ready and inviting to be captured, Ray. Thank you very much
You can see the basilica shape here and the church looks really well kept.
Ayush Basu: You are very right, Mary, on both accounts. Thank you very much
It is certainly a fine building Ayush.
Ayush Basu: It was originally a well designed building and they have maintained it very well, Brian
It looks like the church is ready to go up in the clouds... I like it.
Ayush Basu: i think the colours really helped on this occasion, thank you Jacquelyn
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 May 2015, 23:26
I love your photo with architecture meeting sky smile
Ayush Basu: That is a nice way of putting it, CP. Thank you very much, have a good weekend ahead.
it's a wonderful church Ayush i like the Byzantine domes very much....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Peter. I will post some front views at a later occasion.
That certainly is a beautiful shot.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Michael
I can definitely see the Sacré-Cœur in this architecture, Ayush. I'm sure they're very pleased to have come up with such a likeness...so far away. smile
Ayush Basu: And they have managed to maintain to spotless level, Ginnie. I visited the one in Paris a decade ago but I am not sure where are my photos from that trip. A pity.
I wish I had visited here when in Singapore Ayush.
Ayush Basu: I wish I had visited you where you were in Singapore, Chad
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 May 2015, 17:11
Two towers at front and a dome at the back, plus the white colour - those are some similarities with the Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre (Sacre-Coeur).
Ayush Basu: I visited the one in Paris a decade ago but I am not sure where are my photos from that trip, Louis. A pity.
Great POV. Gives the church a sense of priority.

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