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Lookin'UP*

... Singapore is a fast paced cosmopolitan city where western & eastern cultures constantly melded. A place where forms of almost every culture and people from around Asia can be found in this single island. However, in a city like Singapore that is constantly changing and renewing itself, it has become quite difficult to find places that have been left unchanged.... old buildings & architecture have become even more so preciousss...
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~Old Singapore photos [via here]
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... This weekend I have been invited to a formal dinner reception & guess what?! With the amount of clothessss & shoesss... I've brought, none screams FORMAL! So I was in search for the right evening 'FORMAL' dress today... I had tried on a few pieces, but being the usual picky-me, did not find any that 'suits my fancy!'. O'well... still have the next couple of days...I'm on a mission now to find the right dress to impress!!! A colleague here has asked me to check out Robinson's (a Dept store at Centre Point that carries some formal wear) ...errr nothing to be impressed really... BUT-Instead I found a more interesting place to wander...it's just next to the Dept Store. Yesss...Some great old buildings! Which I guess have been spared from demolition- & well-preserved as well!
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~Take a look okie*
errrrr...more like LOOKing UP !!!
That was what I did when I took these photos...
here are just some of them :
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" You like Darrrlingsss...??? "
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~Well...You better LOVE them!
cos' looking up & taking picturesss in this
hot-humid location are not that easy-
you know...especially on certain part of the body!
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errr-errr...
just hope I won't need this
by tomorrow!
...whahahah*
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...Still exploring & 'looking-up' in Singapore
~xoxo*
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- 'Old Windows' Photo ©LENORENEVERMORE

35 comments:

Michael Rivers said...

Another batch of gorgeous photos! Let us know when you find your dress! Don't get something with a big fancy collar. Just incase you need that neckbrace.

Sher said...

Good luck on finding it. Can we get a photo of "the dress"?

Love the architecture! Thanks for the photos :)

Gigi said...

I know so little about the architecture in Singapore that this is like a mini history/architecture lesson for me (except way more fun than school lessons ever were). I love it!!

Can't wait to see the dress you find! xoxo

amy @ switz~art said...

Ooooh, those pics are amazing! I love both old & new architecture...

cannot wait to see the outfit you pick out for this formal event! yay!

janettaylor said...

I love old photos very much. :-)

XoXo

jen said...

I love the colors! Good luck finding a dress!

McVal said...

Gorgeous! Good luck on your shopping! I hope you take a picture and show us what you get!

the paris house said...

Love the pictures and your post is very interesting Lenore, but the bottom line is I WANT to see that formal dress when you get it ...please please please post a pic of it!! :)
xoxo
Bunny
I wish I had a formal affair this weekend, I have a dinner party I'm going to, I should show up in an Armani gown, that would be fun!!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Fabulous color and architecture to the buildings! I love the "old" and so glad you could find some. Now I'm waiting to see this formal!!

Jan said...

I also love these, and I too wish to see a pic of whatever outfit you decide to get for the impending formal - BUT with you in it ! (yeah like that's going to happen)
Re Charlie's comment yesterday - it's true you are a nutter (correct English spelling if you're not a Cockney) and that is why we love you Lenore
(well one of the reasons) x

Sam said...

I kinda love the modern here - it's so very modern and sci-fi looking and clean!! Old is good too though - lovely photos - pretty colours! Best of luck with your formal attire hunting - don't forget to show us will you? XX

Debbie said...

Beautiful photos! Can't wait to see the dress!
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Gabbi said...

Sounds like such fun Lenore!!! It's horrible having to last-minute shop but at least it's a good excuse to wonder around. Hope you find the perfect dress in time.♥

Simply Colette said...

Those are cool photos. Don't hurt yourself dear! :) nothing like a mission for the perfect dress. Xoxo :)

Laura Trevey said...

love the window photos...
pretty enough to Paint !!

xo laura

Annie Spandex said...

Haa, I just love your sense of humor :)

Clorivak said...

These are AMAZING Lenore!! I hope your neck is okie!!! What beautiful architecture. that is one of my fav parts of travelling,besides the food..is looking at the unique styles of building etc.

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bananas. said...

those buildings are so glam! did you find your formal wear?

Kristin said...

You know we love them. Keep 'em comin'!!

Joyce said...

I hope you find the perfect dress, but may I suggest to stay at eye level. smile... I love the photos! Have a golden weekend my friend. xoxo

Savvy Gal said...

gorgeous. have you gone shopping yet? are you going to visit santosa island? i think it's santosa.

sofiasophie said...

ohoh
I hope you'll find the formal dress, and I'd die to see a photo and a post!
looking at old singapore, it was beautifull!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Outa your neck brace yet darling. Taking one for the blogworld .. well done. I loved your pictures!!
xoxo
hope you have found a dress.

the NEO-traditionalist said...

I'm going to start looking up now! So glad I found your blog---it's such an inspiration. Keep it up, can't wait to see what you share with us next!
XX Kate "the NEO-trad"

A Life In Focus Photography said...

I love love love them!!!

daisychain said...

love the photos, have a fab weekend lovely x

muchlove said...

I love the building pictures! I always find it interesting comparing a city's landscape in the past with what it's like now.
Thanks for sharing these pics, dear. Have a great weekend!

Keith said...

Great photos. I enjoyed seeing these. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Cheers!

Couture Carrie said...

Such gorgeous photos, darling! Wow ~ Singapore is lovely!

xoxox,
CC

The Haute-Shopper said...

Love the colonial buildings in Asia! You're right though... unfortunately there are so few of them still left, with all the high-rises they're building. Good luck finding a formal dress! Perhaps you should look into getting one tailored? You could even get a traditional cheon-sam... they're quite stunning! Have a great weekend!

Feelmore said...

shopping in another city is the best way to shop.

love the old building photos - very much worth neck pains (so long as they aren't too bad) =)

Kitty said...

i want to go to singapore! loved, loved your photos. i have a thing for doors. thanks for stopping by zen of homekeeping! peace, kitty.

dapper kid said...

Oh my those historical photographs are absolutely stunning! Hope you manage to find the perfect dress :)

Hanako66 said...

those buildings are beautiful....happy hunting!

designerman said...

those are gorgeous!