A living in Lisbon (PORTUGAL) happened with the FLOWER COURT Apartment in this winter.The living room was enriched with white walls , curtains, the wooden and metal craft works and another curios in glass,wood and clothes. The contrasting reds of the furnishings with the white of the wall ,the fittings, Lamps with their shades in cloth and paper provided a sense of vigor and vibrancy to the entire space.While the painting on the wall depicted a far away view of the landscape and the history of the land, the metal sculptures arranged in an array on the table set a pace of movement to the atmosphere of the entire living space of the FLOWER COURT in LISBON,the Capital of Portugal!
In Singapore, it is a nice practice to walk along the pavements, a calm and casual way to enjoy the place and people. So when it comes up to a traveler fresh in the land it would be a refreshing experience to the mind and body.The neatly designed pavements in the city circles surrounded by rich greenery are quite cool and pleasant!
The parks beside these pavements act as a shelter for the easy pedestrians during the hot noontime. They sat on the benches situated amidst the bunches of small trees grown well-planned and beautifully everywhere around those premises..
In spite of the heavy construction works undergoing, the footpaths remain unhindered by them and the people passed over peacefully across; the sight of the pairs sharing their privacy on those ways prove a sample to the ideal management of these heavy works !!
The well-built roads were earmarked with well-laid out plaques according to the significance of each and every corner of the city circles..
The city walks were not yet over, the pavements stretched wide and the nights were not at reach…so miles to go before the sleep…!!
The buildings in any squares of the world would be compared in terms of time; the old and the new; it is phenomenal to consider the constructions erected upon times before and after in a scale of fashion and design depending upon the ongoing patterns in civilizations that occur at changing lifestyles of people. So it is highly interesting to watch what is new or contemporary and what is old in terms of architecture in a city with a tradition of innumerable mileage in culture and interactions of societies.
In the city of Bangkok in Thailand, we can see a kind of comparable aspects of architectural varieties that exemplifies this phenomenal representation of time and civilization so curious to watch out , at different squares and lanes of this shore of white elephants!The old residential lanes found in the Chinese corner stand out as an erection of old styles established once in a while when the Chinese settlements started flourishing as a township in the land….even the backdrops of them speak out that sentiments of another time far away from the new…..,the people with that tradition living now would bring back the air of the past…!
The color of past and the lost glory of another time is evident in the decaying residential lanes in the Chinese area!
What is ancient and more precious are maintained in the temples and at the places of cultural significance and centers of prime attractions in terms of tourism and worship.The heavy bells and towers around are the specimens found in the central shrine of Lord Buddha in the city.
In succession to what is old and ancient in architecture , the contemporary style flats with palm-trees planted atop are laid out as part of the novel town planning and taste preferred by the contemporary society in the main stream of city life in Bangkok !!