Apr 10, 2010

Rainy Day @ Chijmes, Singapore

CHIJMES is a group of historic buildings which began life as a Catholic convent known as the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ) and convent quarters known as Caldwell House. The grand Anglo-French Gothic chapel in this sketch was completed in 1904. Today sadly the chapel is a function hall, providing a backdrop for musicals, recitals, theatrical performances and weddings. The rest of the convent quarters have been turned into restaurants and souvenir shops. Personally I find it rather disrespectful to this grand old dame.

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Anonymous said...

Greetings!We really love your artworks and are currently researhing on historicly significant places in Singapore to aid in our school infographics project.We are hoping we can feature your artworks in our infographics presentation as part of our project.We will include your name and blog website in our infographic and certain pictures of Tiong Baru and all places of Baliestier that you have drawn.We hope and look forward to your reply soon-A student.