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.
An ornate side gate leading from a side arcade into the landmark Raffles Hotel in Singapore. I deliberately lined up the potted palm in the distance to juxtapose metal and leaves, as well as straight lines and gentle curves.
A solitary hotel guest, immersed in his book, graces a timber-floored corridor looking out onto the courtyard of Singapore’s colonial-era Raffles Hotel.
Unique light contrasts, tones and shapes, as seen from the deep interior of the 19th-century Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Check out the almost-golden contrasts that cloak the pillars, the underneath of the arch and the rectangular window.
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