Tag Archives: 19th century

National Treasure by 1davidmcmahon

Built in the 19th century as the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ), this Singapore complex was declared a national monument in 1990 and is now a high-profile multi-purpose centre in the city’s Downtown Core. Can you spot the historic spiral staircase? And did you notice the immaculate 2:1 ratio, with five arches in the ground-floor corridor supporting 10 long windows above, each bearing the same tapered design?

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Tropical Luxury by 1davidmcmahon

The splendour of the 19th-century Raffles Hotel, complete with ceiling fans, is reflected in the cover of a historic silver trolley. The trolley, and other silver items of great historic significance and value, were buried by quick-thinking staff in a hotel courtyard just before the Japanese Occupation of Singapore in World War II and retrieved, unblemished, after the Japanese forces surrendered to the Allies in 1945.

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Stained-Lit Stairs by jasonwaltman

Staircase and stained glass, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, Australia. Handheld HDR from 3 exposures.

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Up Down In Out by jasonwaltman

Escalators and exits, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, Australia. Handheld HDR from 3 exposures.

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