St Andrew’s Cathedral is a distinctive and elegant institution in the heart of the civic district. Designed by Colonel Ronald MacPherson in 1856, it replaced the original church which was destroyed by two lightning strikes in 1852.
The architecture is early English Gothic. One of the interesting features of the Cathedral is the coating of the interior walls and pillars with a composition made from shell lime. This lime had been mixed with the whites of eggs and coarse sugar or jaggery and the paste was mix with water in which husks of coconuts had been soaked into it. The walls and pillars after a period of drying were rubbed with rock crystals or rounded stones until they took on a beautiful polish. They were dusted with fine soapstone powder leaving a remarkably smooth and glossy surface. The walls and pillars were so hard that it was almost impossible to drive a nail into them.
In 1942 during the Japanese invasion of Singapore the Cathedral’s nave was converted into a casualty station to care for the wounded and when all hospitals were overcrowded with the casualties by the constant bombing and artillery fire by the Japanese invaders. The Nave’s floor was blood-stained and in the yard were bombed out military vehicles. Normal worship resumed after the war in 1945.
Inspired by the seventies, this young artist makes it seem that such an epoch lives forever in her photographs, perfectly maintaining the spirit of the time which was characterized by a multitude of colours, contrasts and famous disco moves.
By far the oddest-looking camera I own, the Electric Eye is an auto-exposure viewfinder camera made by Bell & Howell in the late 1950s. I picked one up online and ended up with another one, that came with a very cool, retro looking carrying case, from my grandfather. It took a little while to try these two out but after running some film I found that this camera is a lot of fun to shoot with.
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For lomographer bububu, traveling opens opportunity to enjoy stunning vistas and meet interesting people, which in turn inspires her to shoot more photographs. Get to know our featured community newcomer from Russia in this short interview.
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Portraiture -- a favorite among artists and photographers. Most of the traditional and classical rules are still being followed, and it take a certain level of creativity to be distinct. But here, portraitist Jordan Tiberio re-imagines old, playful aesthetics and imbues them into her photography.