Urban Adventures in Queenstown Old HDB Estate

Trying to recall how your childhood estate looked like? Queenstown’s Old Housing Estate can probably be the one reviving your memories!

Queenstown is named after Queen Elizabeth to mark her coronation in 1952, and is also the earliest housing estate in Singapore, thus explaining its old buildings. The estate which is a stone’s away from the Queenstown MRT station has been ordered to be enblock to make space for new developments. However, there are still some residents who are still staying there, rejecting the compensation, so the estates are still there for us to go and visit!

There are many interesting details in these blocks, where you can see funny vandalisms and very rundown doors with very old fashioned gates. There are many old furnitures along the corridors, which resemble those of our grandparents who used to have it in their house, which is very heartwarming! My friends and I got tired after climbing a number of blocks, and we headed down to a hawker center, which has this very famous stall for their heavenly avocado milk shake.

There are also many nice patterns and textures for some abstract/still life pictures. Of course if you are lucky, you’ll find some cute kitties to play and take pictures with! There’s also a group of pigeons, we stomped our feet hard for them to get startled and snapped just as they took off!

Queenstown is nevertheless a gem for those who love to take abstract or still life pictures! Remember to grab a serving of the avocado milkshake as well while you’re there.

written by scrabbyknees on 2011-12-29 #places #lc-a #efiniti100 #minolta-autocord #delta-100-pushed-to-400 #agfa-precisa-ct #delta-400-pushed-to-1600 #nikon-fg #location #urban-adventures

More Interesting Articles

  • Parallel Universes Courtesy of the LC-A Family and Splitzer

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-09-13 #news #gear
    Parallel Universes Courtesy of the LC-A Family and Splitzer

    If we are to make literal interpretations of parallel universes, they would probably look something like these. Step into our gallery and while you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your own photographs be featured on the Online Shop!

    2
  • LomoKino: The Return of the Home Movie

    written by lomographymagazine on 2015-09-04 #videos #gear
    LomoKino: The Return of the Home Movie

    Memories are imperfect. To be nostalgic, then, is to fete details blurred by time. Home-spun 35mm movies supply the missing minutes, those parts that look like home.

    1
  • Rewind: Lomography Event Recaps From Gallery Stores and Embassy Shops

    written by shhquiet on 2015-12-30 #news
    Rewind: Lomography Event Recaps From Gallery Stores and Embassy Shops

    2015 was a super exciting year for the world of creative photography. We introduced new products, paid homage to analogue photography and collaborated with like-minded folks. If you missed any of the festivities, don't worry - we promise that there will be more fantastic things to come next year! In the meantime, here's a look back into all the happy Lomography memories!

    1
  • Shop News

    Great discounts abound with the Great Fisheye Sale!

    Great discounts abound with the Great Fisheye Sale!

    See the world in a whole new way with our Lomography Fisheye cameras! Selected editions now on sale at 20% off! Fisheye cases at 50% off! Order within the month and get a free Fisheye keychain with every camera, and a free Circle Cutter when you buy a Fisheye case with your camera!

  • 3 Tumblrs We Loved This Week: A Love for Design, Interiors That Inspire, My Ideal Home

    written by lomographymagazine on 2015-11-01
    3 Tumblrs We Loved This Week: A Love for Design, Interiors That Inspire, My Ideal Home

    We tidy up the house when we know visitors are coming. It’s not just common courtesy. Our homes represent how we live and how we want to be seen. More than that, the arrangement of furniture and ornaments may influence what we do during our downtime. Want hush or energy? Try the color palettes, textures and shapes in these curated blogs.

  • Black and White Photography: The Forms of the World

    written by lomographymagazine on 2016-01-19
    Black and White Photography: The Forms of the World

    Colors may be amped to look unreal, like nothing of this world. Shots may be doubled, cross-processed, post-processed, mixed up into collages. The possibilities are infinite, yet some photographers still prefer black and white. Even in 2016, it is an ode to classic values of precision and balance. Light and shadow must be one pleasing dance. And just like in a well-choreographed piece, forms are obvious or playing coy. It all depends on how you're looking.

  • A Compilation of Lomo'Instant Stories

    written by Jill Tan Radovan on 2015-08-04 #news #gear
    A Compilation of Lomo'Instant Stories

    There are many possible reasons for taking pictures. It could be to document an event, to capture breathtaking scenery, to preserve a fond memory, or simply, to have a snapshot of someone close to your heart. Whatever the reason, there's almost always a story behind a picture, no matter how significant or trivial it may be. And for lomographers, nothing beats the feeling of having that story unfold in your hand, in the form of a print. If you want a quick keepsake from that treasured moment or a snapshot of that special someone though, you can have it instantly, through Lomo'Instant Stories!

    2
  • Shop News

    LomoLab Europe has moved!

    LomoLab Europe has moved!

    The LomoLab EU has moved and is now open for business! Analogue lovers from Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxenbourg, and the rest of Europe can send their films to: Lomographische AG LomoLAB Kaiserstrasse 34/12 1070 WIen Austria However, if you're based in Germany - and you don't mind a longer waiting time, you can still send your rolls for processing to: Lifesmyle Store Berlin - LomoLAB Friedrichstraße 133 10117 Berlin Germany

  • My First Lomo Affair: Cmart and his Oktomat

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-08-22
    My First Lomo Affair: Cmart and his Oktomat

    In this installment of My First Lomo Affair, artist and photographer Courtney Christiansen, known in the community as cmart, recalls his first adventure with the Oktomat and how it encouraged him to stretch the limits of his creativity and embrace the experimental aspect of film photography.

    1
  • Urban Portraits with the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens

    written by Lomography on 2016-04-08 #news #gear
    Urban Portraits with the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens

    Looking to see more of what the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens can do? Here's a serving of portraits in urban settings, all in glorious analogue.

  • Eye-Catching Revolog Snaps from the Community

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-09-06 #news #gear
    Eye-Catching Revolog Snaps from the Community

    Take a look at this beautiful hodgepodge of edgy photographs captured with the Revolog films! While you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your own photographs be featured on the Online Shop.

  • Shop News

    the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

     the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

    Let your loved one pick the gift of their dreams. Lomography Online Shop Gift Certificates are the perfect present for every analogue devotee on your gift list

  • 4 Easy Ways to Share your Lomo’Instant Wide Photos with the World

    written by Lomography on 2015-11-24 #videos
    4 Easy Ways to Share your Lomo’Instant Wide Photos with the World

    So, you’ve got your brand new Lomo’Instant Wide and have already taken some of the coolest looking pics from your favorite new camera. What now? Share them with the World, of course! We want to see every single fantastic, fascinating and mesmerizing photo you shoot with the Lomo’Instant Wide and we’re here to tell you how it can be done.

    1
  • Long Exposures Around Europe with the Minitar-1 Art Lens

    written by antoniocastello on 2015-12-10 #gear #places
    Long Exposures Around Europe with the Minitar-1 Art Lens

    One of the things I like the most about the Minitar-1 Art lens is how sharp the focus can be when you shoot with a small aperture. So if you are one of those that like to shoot at night, get a tripod, add this to a late dark winter afternoon, and you will end up with a bunch of beautiful long exposures. This is what I did on my last trip to Europe.

    4
  • Remarkable Lomographs Captured with the LC-A+ and LC-A+ Wide-Angle Lens

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-09-20 #news #gear
    Remarkable Lomographs Captured with the LC-A+ and LC-A+ Wide-Angle Lens

    Capture all the sights in one sweeping frame with your LC-A+ and LC-A+ Wide-Angle Lens! Check out these images from the community and, while you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your own photographs be featured on the Online Shop!