Monday, 22 August 2011

Singapore Architecture: From Connaught Drive to Old Parliament House

Here are some photos which I took whilst taking a short walk from Connaught Drive to Old Parliament house. Of course I chose that "scenic route" which cuts across the Padang (parade ground) for some stunning ground views of Singapore's new and old buildings.

The baroque Tan Kim Seng fountain and decorated lamp-post.

The Cenotaph remembers Singapore's war dead in the First World War.

Two views of the Padang, one of Singapore's few free spaces.

Supreme Court and City Hall (left), slated to become the National Art Gallery, and Swisshotel tower of Raffles City (right), once the world's tallest hotel.

The view along St.Andrew's Road and Rodolfo Nolli's sculptures on Supreme Court.

The clock tower of Victoria Concert Hall / Theatre with Raffles Place skyscrapers in the background.

Old Parliament House (left, now The Arts House) and former Attorney General's Chambers (right)

King Chulalongkorn of Thailand's gift to Singapore, a black elephant.

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