A million miles from Singapore – Luxor on the Nile. I’m warming to 16×9 as a format. Certainly for landscapes there’s a lot to be said for it, rather less use for portraits though. Anyways a crop to 16×9 rescued this shot somewhat. A beautiful evening in Luxor, perfect for a falucca ride, except missing dinner on our boat was not recommended – a long time to breakfast, and nothing proximate or safe in the town. Boats moor three or four deep at Luxor, it pays to arrive late as those moored inside have no view, which would, to put it mildly be a bummer.
Singapore Marina Bay 2011. Looking good with the casino (sorry – “integrated resort”) finished and the new office buildings taking shape. There’s not many places in the world that you can dine for $5 with a view like this, but Marina Food Loft is one of them. This panorama would work better with a bit more elevation, and probably taken a bit earlier with a hint of blue still in the sky.
Made in Glasgow, it seems it wasn’t just ships that the Clyde exported. Quite a few of the colonial treasures in Singapore were cast in Glasgow – the frame of Lau Pa Sat was also made in Scotland and shipped out to be erected. Incidentally, if you are after a decent hawker centre, steer clear of Lau Pa Sat – it’s a tourist trap now. If you must stay on the beaten track Maxwell Road is quite good, but why not head somewhere a bit more local?