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photoblog image Ride to Geylang 9: Old & New

Ride to Geylang 9: Old & New

Some remnants from the past: spiral staircases at the back of shophouses. Shophouses are usually two or three storyed buildings, with the ground floor occupying businesses (shops) and residential space (houses) in the upper floors. The spiral staircases at the rear of the house were for night soil carriers to collect the buckets from different households, without entering the main premises. Other than that, they also served as a means of fire escape.

 

And the new additions are, of course, all those air handling units of air conditioners. 

Ride to Geylang 9: Old & New

Some remnants from the past: spiral staircases at the back of shophouses. Shophouses are usually two or three storyed buildings, with the ground floor occupying businesses (shops) and residential space (houses) in the upper floors. The spiral staircases at the rear of the house were for night soil carriers to collect the buckets from different households, without entering the main premises. Other than that, they also served as a means of fire escape.

 

And the new additions are, of course, all those air handling units of air conditioners. 

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Apr 2020, 02:11
Those small air-con units seem to signal SE Asia, Ayush
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Apr 2020, 06:40
The complexity of modern life Ayush..
I'm particularly curious about the paint colors that divide the building, Ayush. Do the big out-front a/c units have to do only with the green side (or maybe the shops down below?) and the smaller window units just individualized? So many questions, so little time.
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 1 Apr 2020, 07:46
There is always so much to see when you look "behind the scene", Ayush. I love the way it all is painted and that staircase is wonderful. And the air handling units are "a must".
The back of buildings is often even more interesting than the front Ayush
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Apr 2020, 09:13
A took a similar picture in Hong Kong, but lost it with my previous computer when it got stolen. Never got to show my Hong Kong pictures.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 1 Apr 2020, 09:26
Air conditioning units are very useful Ayush, but the problem is where to stack them.
makes for an interesting shot! i like this a lot...
That is an amazing amount of air conditioning.
I do like the stairs.
It's a very interesting shot Ayush, I particularly like the stairs smile
A nice mix of tech, old and new !
There's so much going on and no one to be seen. Love it.

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