Stone-grey walls and solemn Corinthian columns loom
Lady Justice – blind, silent, the tinkling of her brass scales still
Friezed walls of old
Oblivious to passer-bys.
The algae-green Dome a mini St Paul
Dwarfed by gleaming sky-scrapers.
Asian Modernity is at its peak
The indignity of imperialism lost.
The renovated Past – whitewashed, polished.
New wine in old wineskins, relish.
Riots that once plagued a nation
Erupts into F1 jubilation.
Where the old Supreme Court once sat
The National Art Gallery now stands.
An icon throughout the ages
The old Dame guardes the pages.
written by estelletse on 2010-11-08