The building in the foreground that is now dominated by the skyscrapers of the Business District is the Fullerton Building. Now a five star hotel, it was built between 1924 and 1928, and named after Robert Fullerton, the first Governor of the Straits Settlements. Its first tenants included the General Post Office, the Singapore Club and several government departments.
The site on which the Fullerton Building stands has always been historic. The earliest fortifications, government buildings and godowns were built there. Fort Fullerton was erected on the present Fullerton Square in 1829 to defend Singapore against potential attacks by enemy warships but was torn down in 1873.
More information about the Fullerton Building can be found on Wikipedia from which these notes are largely taken.
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amirkah (309) 2006-09-25 4:12
very nice city,
jdwyer264 (1082) 2006-09-25 5:49
A great capture of this superb skyline. Very sharp, colourful and modern. TFS
josepmarin (55011) 2006-09-25 15:01
I like the good architecture, and I like the photography, therefore, the sum still more of both I like.
This photo has a great frame, it shows these beautiful skyscrapers perfectly to us, with the white building ahead, that you describe to us very well in your note, and the elegant diagonal that forms the bridge of white color and decorated with flowers.
The sky adds to beauty and quality to your photo. It is good.
Bluejeans (64221) 2006-10-02 8:57
Ola Stephen que bela paisagem citadina , bom enquadramento gostei do contraste dos predios com o ceu azul.
jafadabret (56497) 2006-10-10 13:42
Une ville, Stephen, qui semble sortir toute neuve de terre. Le POV est excellent et le pont du premier plan est très beau. Belle réalisation !
dragonslayero (3116) 2006-11-04 4:56
Great cityscape, I rarely see such a compact and indisturbed city skyline, great one!
Overall colour depiction looks good, deep blue sky with just the right cloud elements to give a little variation.
Very nice focus and detail on the buildings, sharp contours and clear detail.
Czpatriot (131) 2006-11-05 7:31
Very nice picture, not usually colourful for a skyscrapers sky line. Well done.
branley (3681) 2006-11-18 3:36
you know me, I'm normally straight into your French collection but I thought I'd browse and I picked this lovely image for the clean, straight lines, the modern buildings and the beautiful sky (it makes such a difference don't you think?) I love the splashes of colour, the flowers, the band of orange on the small building and the flash of yellow and blue up high and the bridge just finishes off this modern capture and one for my favourites. A superb image, deserves more.
ArisT (283) 2006-11-26 7:12
A very nice picture. The clarity is fantastic, the colours the same. One of my favorites.
marknunnerley (2780) 2006-11-30 6:07
Flippin' 'eck Stephen. Looks like a model. It is so crystal clear. Honestly, a great take here.
trips (1598) 2007-01-18 9:43
This is a fantastic capture. When I was there - only a few hours in my way back from indonesia-, I travelled around the city mainly by bus and I had no opportunity to make a clear shot like this one.
TFS. Regards, Pedro
silycat (611) 2007-01-19 18:12
This photo has been chosen by me to represent country in which it was taken in thema "Around the world", it is a very good and sucesful capture and excellent photo!
Bogdan011 (162) 2007-02-24 11:03
Singapore is really nice. Beautiful capture.
Benedict (7064) 2007-04-08 12:21
beautiful clean singapore! the scattered clouds and the blue sky are in contrast to the colored blossom on the ground. i see clearly the hongkong shanghai banking corporation logo on that building to the left. great POV. the notes are very informative.
gunbud (34052) 2007-10-21 20:23
Excellent presentation of this modern Asian skyline with its buildings seen in incredible detail as it reaches into this perfect contrasting blue sky. Very pleasing lines to the architecture especially the sharp lines of the bridge with its lovely flowers.
testmaniac (13492) 2008-08-01 4:39
Hello Stephen, great architecture photo and very nice urban landscape! Excellent photo quality and great view!
TFS and regards,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (67228)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-04-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: CANON EOS 10 D, Canon 28-80 3,5-4,8 USM IV
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Around the world 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-25 4:06
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