When I was a kid, the waters here were never so calm. It was exciting to stand near the water, separated by just a very heavy black chain at Clifford Pier (the one with the red roof in the picture). So holding dad's hand, I would watch the waves make the buoys dance. There were lots of buoys, often rather colourful ones. I loved to watch the waves -- as they rushed up to crash against the embankment and then receded only to come crashing in again. Reminded me of thick agar agar on the boil. And I loved to hear an occasional blast of the ship horn. There were many boats and tongkangs here. Change Alley which was nearby, would have many sailors who looked exactly like they were out of an old-fashioned movie -- in white caps (with a blue strap) and white tunics with bell-bottomed white pants -- and those cute black boots. Picture taken 30 October 2015.
Change Alley, so changed: http://bitspiece.blogspot.sg/2015/11/change-alley-so-changed.html
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Monday, 23 November 2015
|The famous "100 steps" (left) that lead to Mt Sophia and the old Methodist Girls' School. Picture taken 21 Nov 2015.|
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
Walk through Change Alley today -- into to a very changed Raffles Place too. Remember Robinson used to be here before the terrible fire -- destroying my magical place to visit each Christmas?
Friday, 13 November 2015
Monday, 9 November 2015
Monday, 2 November 2015
Old spiral staircases at the back of the row of shophouses along River Valley Road at Zion Road junction.