Whenever I travel, I find that the things I photograph the most are architecture and doors. I never really considered myself much of an architechture buff, but when I look back at my photos, I find that I’m apparently much more interested in it than I realized.
It’s amazing what we humans can create.
And there’s just something about how the creative and practical aspects come together in architecture that just fascinates me.
In Singapore, I was greeted with amazing architectural diversity.
There were the traditional Malay houses, the art deco influenced buildings, colonial civic, and even post-modern architecture. And something that I didn’t know, but learned after my trip to Singapore, is that much of the architecture is built with its tropical climate in mind. Rather than focusing on glass walls which trap heat, they aim to build sun-shielding living and workplaces.
You have everything from these epic skyscrapers to these gorgeous old shophouses. From traditional places of worship to distinctive structures like the Marina Bay Sands. Whether your eyes turn skyward or straight ahead, there’s definitely architectural eye candy within view.
In particular, I enjoyed Singapore’s shophouses. Especially those near Orchard Road, one of the main shopping areas. And of course, as I’m sure you can guess, the doors and entryways to these homes really stood out to me. I loved the double door style most, but there were certainly other doorways that stood out to me during the trip.
Here are just a few of my favorite snaps of doors and doorways in Singapore.
What about you?
What are some of the things you most like to photograph when you travel?
Do you enjoy architecture as much as I do?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.