|Two chi lins|
guarding the roof top of a building at South Bridge Road. The faithful lions, custodians of the past, haave weathered all sorts of elements -- and gathering storm clouds are sup, sup sui (minor obstacles in Cantonese.)
|And another one on the next building.|
After passing rows and rows of my favourite shophouses, I eventually reached Stamford Road.
I haven't seen the old Capitol for some time. But it was different from what I saw in 2013 http://bitspiece.blogspot.sg/2013/02/the-old-capitol-building-at-stamford.html. The entire building has been given a white wash.
And I noticed something else which I have completely missed before, even when it was still a cinema.
|Capitol, dressed in snowy white. Pic: 22 Dec 2014.|
|See the lamp post with the really big round bulb? And yes, this building, Stamford House (1904), has those nice green balustrades like those of Raffles Hotel.|
|The bus stop was exactly where I remember it, even when I was a kid. There was a restaurant behind this bus stop selling Ipoh hor fun. I think it had wooden swing doors nut I can't remember its name.|
|Do you remember the shops along this corridor towards Capitol? Swee Lee Music used to be there. And through the eras, was there a dentist there too? And the Singapore Dispensary?|