Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

tanjomg pagar railway station designMural at Tanjong Pagar Station

The motif, and the mural of people planting rice are details from the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station in Singapore. The station was completed in 1932, and for a long time it was the main transportation for people travelling between Singapore and Malaysia.

My father and I were frequent passengers on the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur route, thus the station held lots of memories for me.

The building ceased operating as a train station in 2011, and was gazetted as a national monument.

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petronas towers

Standing at the patio of a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, I saw this view of the Petronas Towers. I like the detail, and the contrast, made by the row of palms.

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tower bridge

The bridge with the city skyline in the background.

Sacramento may not be as well-known as other Californian cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco. But it serves an important role as the state capital. The California State Capitol building houses the state legislature and the office of the Governor.

A landmark of the city is the Tower Bridge across the Sacramento River. It is also known as the Sacramento River Bridge.

The Tower Bridge was the first vertical lift bridge in the California Highway System, inaugurated in 1935. The bridge is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The bridge has ample space for pedestrian traffic, and it is a wonderful experience walking along the bridge and watching the flow of the old river.

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